We can’t find all of the answers to life’s questions or challenges in the world of analytics, science, and logic. Therefore, the arts are emerging as a example for businesses to embrace. Through art, we can guard the ability to ask the heavy questions that lead to the truth about a situation, stimulating emotional intelligence.
Creating art assists us in slowing down, getting into a flow, and quieting the mind which gets us in touch with our inner wisdom. Marshall MacLuhan, a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual figure in the 20th century stated that artists are the radar of the future. How? You may ask. Well, the art making process takes the mind out of the scope of analytical thinking and into the flow of quietude, trance, and enhanced consciousness.
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” - Victor Pinchuk
Art creates an association in the human experience that eases collaboration and expedites the ability get to the core of a problem. Drawing or painting pictures demonstrates how differently we interpret life. It also helps us realize that various perspectives contribute to the whole. Images externalize the internal unconscious and make implied knowledge observable.
Activities rooted from art can be used tactically to construct well-being, build trust, establish shared values, and alter perceptions. Integrating right-brain creativity with left-brain logic expands the volume for improving concepts and perceptions that lead to success. Making time and space is essential to nurturing the imagination. Have fun, stay curious, and get creative, so you can add a splash color and understanding to the world. We could certainly use it!