News: Boost Creativity in your Next Meeting
20 Jun 2014
Here at Sundial Group, we know that every business in the UK is looking for ways to get ahead and retain their advantage, and very often, the key lies in training and development for employees. That's why our three venues offer a dedicated meeting environment, with everything you need for a successful event.
We understand that meetings play an integral role in the business world, and with research suggesting that the average office worker spends around 16 hours in meetings each week, it is essential that organisers are getting the most from their employees.
Below are some ways that may help you foster creativity and increase productivity at your next meeting:
Take a walk
According to new research, people generate more creative ideas when they stand or walk rather than when they sit. Throughout your meeting, allow for movement and encourage delegates to get up and walk around, especially those with shorter attention spans! Encourage people to get out and go for a walk during their break-out sessions or lunch breaks. At all Sundial venues, we have at least 26 acres of grounds where delegates can take a walk and get some fresh air.
Create your own environment
Sundial Group's ‘Sunetic Walls' allow event organisers to display items on the walls in any location or at any height with the use of small magnets. This means you can add flip charts, photos, quotes and ideas related to the purpose of the meeting on the walls for inspiration.
Introduce pipe cleaners
Just as some people like to doodle, others find that they can be more creative when they have tangible items to play with. An ever growing area of research suggests that introducing toys into meetings stimulates creativity and increases engagement amongst participants. With this in mind, Sundial Group now place pipe cleaners in meeting rooms for the trainers and event hosts to hand out to delegates should they wish to use them. Pipe cleaners are an effective resource to keep your participant's minds engaged and thinking creatively, and they can be used to create sculptures and represent ideas.
Incorporate team building
Spice up your meeting with a half day team building event. This will help significantly with employee engagement which will contribute to a happier workforce. Sundial Group has its very own team building company, Teamscapes, which has a selection of indoor and outdoor team building activities. Teamscapes allow your team to both have fun as a group and learn how to be more effective in the workplace, through experiential learning.