Why creative workshops in the workplace?

The creative workshops enable staff to briefly break from professional and personal daily requirements. The employees then return to their tasks in a more relaxed and focused manner.

We just need recovery periods. It is important to finally shift to other thoughts, in order to recharge our own batteries and clear our heads. Just not thinking about work for a few minutes or even an hour is very relaxing. No one is able to concentrate 8 hours straight. When working long hours without a break, the quality of work suffers. What should one do during these micro-breaks? What is the best way to increase productivity? Numerous studies show that artistic activity leads to an increase in the left side of the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for positive emotions. As a result, psychological resistance and subjective well-being increase.

Social Market Foundation and the University of Warwick's Center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy conducted a 700-person experiment in 2015. The researchers have randomly selected people to show a 10-minute comedy movie. They have also provided snacks and drinks. After that, they asked a series of questions to make sure that the "happiness shock" actually made people happy. For the people who were relaxed and happy, the researchers gave tasks to measure productivity. The experiment showed increased productivity with an average of 12%.

Another study from 2016 shows that art, as a form of therapy, improves mental health, and significantly reduces stress. Even if we are not very talented. The study involved 39 students between the ages of 18 and 59 with a diverse ethnic background. To collect data, the researchers offered all participants a one-hour therapy session. They were allowed to model with clay, create collages, and/or draw. The effect on stress reduction was interesting for the study. Saliva samples were taken before and after the sessions to test cortisol levels. Cortisol is an endogenous hormone of the body, which is released during stress. The cortisol levels of the participants were significantly lower after an art session. Some of them even had a 75% lower level of stress hormones.

Active artistic activity leads to an increase in the functional connections in the brain network responsible for resting. As a result, psychological resistance and subjective well-being increase.

Working with your hands can also lower your stress level. Why? Because manual work clears your mind. A 2013 study of 3,500 subjects also found that manual work and cognitive skills are closely related: the more the participants in the study knitted, the better their brain activity was.

Cooking, painting or meditation not only look good in the CV, they also improve our health! Anyone who has no hobbies to compensate for everyday life is more likely to get sick from stress, be it with an actual burnout or with constant infections. A hobby helps to switch off and reduce stress.

That sounds very good and interesting. But the reality looks different! We spend in average more than a third of our waking hours at work! We also need some family time. How and when do we find time for hobbies?

Hobby workshops in the workplace? Could that be the solution?

More and more companies are becoming aware of their responsibility and understanding that they must contribute to health and wellbeing - physically as well as psychologically - in the workplace.

We also know that creative workshops are therapeutic. They are incredibly effective tools for improving mental health - a key factor in employee productivity. In addition, they are cost-effective given the increased economic value added that companies can achieve with motivated and dedicated employees.

Our workshops are not simply creative. Through targeted placement, all employees are offered the opportunity to develop their physical, mental, social and emotional abilities.

We are constantly developing our hobby workshop portfolio and complementing our product range. You can book the activities individually if you have already developed your own concept, or we can create a tailor-made corporate health program for you.

The key to a successful corporate wellbeing program is the promotion of overall wellbeing. We want to offer a long-term solution for the health of your employees and introduce a wellness culture into your company without imposing it.

All of our workshops are on-site. They are independent of age and can be performed in any "fitness state". They are carried out in everyday clothing.

Contact us for a personalized quote! We select competent specialists for our wellbeing programs and offer professionalism, know-how, flexibility and creativity.

Some of our customers

  • Nav
  • Adobe
  • lafarge
  • Kistler
  • Oracle
  • JTI
  • Hays Logo
  • Schaffner
  • Alexion ConvertImage
  • Johnson
  • Egonzehnder ConvertImage
  • Bär&Karrer
  • Buelach Spital
  • Uster
  • Vetct
  • Mhp



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  • Elaine Skapetis, Front End Engineer, Marketing & Web Platform, Adobe Switzerland

    „Before I met Mara Schär at Joy Corporate I was overwhelmed and in stress regarding our events organization, because is a big challenge to get in touch with the right professionals and have the right connections for each area. Mara helped me to organize a lot of workshops and people had only good feedback: “The best professionals, great method, great organization”. For me work with Joy Corporate is more than just a company business. I see that she is looking to improve and help people, creating a customizing plan for each one. I’m thankful to work with such professionals.“

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  • Ramon Bißwanger, Senior Consultant Adobe Experience Cloud

    I have been attending a chocolate workshop organized by Joy Corporate together with my 2 kids. All was perfectly organized and the kids enjoyed making their own chocolate, especially putting sprinkles, hearts and other decoration on top of it. They have been talking about the workshop to all other kids in their kindergarden on the next day.

  • Julia Sumpf, Global Marketing Assistent

    "Ich habe bereits schon an mehreren Events und Workshops von Joy Corporate teilgenommen. Besonders gefällt mir an den Events, dass ein gutes Verhältnis zwischen Theorie und Praxis gefunden wird. Anhand vieler Übungen im Team lässt sich das Erlernte anwenden und somit verinnerlichen. Die Workshops sind immer hervorragend organisiert und durchgeführt. Vielen Dank!"

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    "Unsere Mitarbeiter konnten sich mit dem Workshop "Impact of sleep" einen Überblick verschaffen über das wichtige Thema "Schlaf". Sie erhielten wertvolle Tipps, wie sie sich auf einen gesunden und guten Schlaf vorbereiten können und was eher zu vermeiden sei. Insgesamt ein sehr informativer und wertvoller Beitrag."

  • Lionel B., Brand Manager Europe, Colgate-Palmolive

    I attended the 2019 Communication Events with Wladislaw Jachtchenko in business at Adobe. The talented speaker took us in a journey to explore the topics by fully engaging the audience with roll plays or smart questioning. Memorable. Would highly recommend this experience organized by Joy Corporate.

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    "Ich möchte mich nochmals für den reibungslosen Ablauf bedanken. Das Feedback der Teilnehmer war bisher nur positiv."

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    "Unser Feedback ist sehr positiv. Der Workshop "Zeitmanagement" hat bei uns einen sehr guten Eindruck hinterlassen und das Eine oder Andere wird auch schon regelmässig angewendet."

  • Peter Z., Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland) Ltd

    The event was great and the speech of Mr. Seidler’s workshop excellent. People were impressed.

  • Kinny Marazza, Architect

    Firstly thank you so much for the organisation of the event... it's amazing! I have really a poor way to communicate. Thanks to these events, my communication is healthier and I do more focusing on my own goal.

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  • Florian Schär, CEO Masterhomepage GmbH, Basel

    „Joy Corporate hat uns von Anfang an überzeugt. Die Mitarbeiter sollen sich bei uns wohlfühlen. Die vielen Möglichkeiten an Workshops und Vorträgen sind beeindruckend. Auch für kleinere Firmen ist der Mehrwert deutlich spürbar.“

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    "Meine Zusammenarbeit mit Mara Schär war äusserst angenehm, als ich im Auftrag von Joy Corporate einen Workshop über Emotionale Intelligenz geben konnte. Mara schenkte mir Ihr Vertrauen und gab mir die Freiheit, das Training nach meiner Regie zu gestallten, was ich sehr schätze. Ich lernte Mara als eine offene, herzige, kreative und zuverlässige Person kennen. Mich beeindruckt auch Ihre Tüchtigkeit Kunden zu gewinnen, die mir und anderen Trainer neue Türen öffnet. Ich würde mit Mara Lascar und Joy Corporate gerne weiter arbeiten."

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    „Eine herzliche Atmosphäre, ein qualitativ sehr gut ausgearbeitetes und präsentiertes Konzept. Selten habe ich erlebt, dass ein Konzept so spannend und spürbar vermittelt und gelebt wird. Die kreative Workshops machen so viel Spass und wir konnten für das erste Mal dieses Jahr richtig abschalten. Nach dem Workshop waren wir alle total entspannt und motiviert. Und jetzt möchten meine Kollegen privat ähnliche Kurse buchen.“

  • Meyrin E., Team Coordinator, Finanzdienstleistungsfirma Lausanne

    „Our people had an inspiring day discovering creative and hidden skills! It really helped us focus on what were the key values we wanted to bring to our new team which we uncovered in a very creative way through brainstorming, drawing and painting. Would highly recommend this experience to any corporate group who wish to get to know each other better, develop values to work by and get colourful for the day! Joy Corporate delivered their services with high standards and integrity.“

  • Tobias Schmidt, Business Development, HR Firma Zürich

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  • Heleonore L., Senior Recruitment, IT Firma Zug

    „Am Anfang waren wir etwas skeptisch, aber es war ein absolut gelungener Kommunikationsworkshop in sehr angenehmer Atmosphäre. Wir haben viele Stunden gearbeitet und uns auseinandergesetzt, aber wir haben viel gelacht, und einfach Spass gehabt“

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    Mara Schär, CEO&Founder Joy Corporate GmbH, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist®


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