Episode 11

Can Art Improve Our Organizations' Well-being?

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Our eleventh episode discusses the topic of Art with an attempt to explore: What is the role of art in the well-being of an organization?

 

Welcoming Our Guests

We were honored to welcome our panel of special guests eager to discuss the practice of the arts in the workplace to resolve the illness affecting business.

Fateme Banishoeib is a business heARTist and Founder of ReNEWBusiness, a collective creative laboratory that guides visionary leaders and organizations to transform business into inclusive, innovative communities. Together, they create cultures of inclusion, evoke leadership in everyone, and amplify engagement. She has overseen quality & operations in numerous corporations globally - from the United States to Europe and Asia . She brings the heart and mind of a polymath to organizational development: a trained chemist’s astute analytic capacity to manage complexity & high quality with a published poet’s human sensibility to inspire the human being at the center of any thriving organization. Fateme is a TEDx speaker, published author, and poet. Her collection of poems, The Whisper, charts the journey of leadership of self before the leadership of others.

 

Andy Zmolek is the founder of a startup currently in stealth mode. He is also a fractal pattern topologist orchestrating value flow across human networks. Andy is an expert guide for clients who need a trusted digital transformation partner fluent in the latest advances on psychology, neuroscience, and technology with the proven ability to unlock value flow. He delivers large-scale digital transformation via ecosystem development for clients that need to move fast.

 

Chris Kutarna is the best-selling author of Age of Discovery, a TED speaker, and Founder and Co-Creator of re•base, a global movement to re-base humanity through a series of connecting basecamps, where the “mixing that is missing” convenes to summit society’s greatest challenges, together. He strives to make sense of the time we live in and to see where we're headed.

 

John Caswell is the Head Of Crayons, Founder and CEO of Group Partners, where he makes strategies that work by using Structured Visual Thinking™ to exploit opportunities and solve complex challenges. John’s experience, tools, and techniques help his clients to completely reimagine their business. He is passionate about developing executable and resilient solutions to solve 21st Century business problems.

Reflections

Artistic perspective delivers value and contributes to the well-being of workers and organizations by opening our eyes to enhanced possibilities and journeys.

So, it is time we move from a merely process and data-proven orientation to a more humane approach to business. An approach that is centered around our needs to self-express, contribute, and belong while providing expanded awareness and access to the regenerative power of creativity.

Being artists means bringing our whole selves to work, which requires a relaxation of the formality and structures of the traditional work environment and permission to make mistakes.

 

And as individuals, we are invited to see ourselves as artists and, to engage in a different narrative, we must give ourselves permission to embrace this artist and claim our inherent ability. When we think, act, and feel like an artist, we enter into a deeper dialogue with the world and allow for a renewed way of being, which transforms how we do our work.

The upshot of all this is freedom, expression, and empowerment for employees and leaders.

 

So, why wouldn’t we practice the arts in workplaces to resolve the illnesses affecting businesses? You can read Fateme’s blog post “Why The Arts Are Important For The Wellbeing Of An Organisation”.

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