One thing we’re learning from our programs and the songs people write is that what people are feeling in their organizations indicates some of the larger trends that are going on in the world. The development of technology, global organizations in global economy, the acceleration of change, increasing diversity and complexity in the workplace, immigration […]
Below are the lyrics to the title cut from FTM’s latest album, “Your Work is Your Song”, and a link to listen. The idea is to look at the work you do as your own composition and performance–what song do you want to sing today? You’re the composer, arranger, producer, artist, and you can “write […]
Face The Music has hosted hundreds of songwriting experiences with groups around the world, generally with a genre-based theme–from our original Blues Interactive, to rock ‘n’ roll based Rock The House, to our new Rappers Delight. One of our clients couldn’t decide, and said, “Why don’t we do them all?” We thought that was a […]
Traveling this summer to the Hudson Valley/Catskill region in Upstate NY? There’s much to do about live music and music festivals if you are.
I’m seeing music as a pathway to a “whole-self workplace,” where the full energy of the people participating is brought into the formula and makes a contribution to the common purposes.
It usually goes some thing like this: Your department (division, group, area, etc.) is having an offsite (conference, retreat, summit, forum, annual meeting, etc.) and guess what? As well as you’re regular job, you are now on the event committee.
When experiential activities (aren’t all activities “experiential”?) are successful in shifting the perceptual framework of participants, there is a learning opportunity—for a little while.
The main invitation we give Face The Music participants is to speak their truth about what’s up for them personally and collectively (c’mon, go ahead!). What’s really goin’ on? And we get an interesting range of responses in theme and intensity. One thing I’ve realized over the years is that one doesn’t often get that […]
As a consultant and coach, I see a lot of focus in my clients’ workplaces around processes, reporting, accountability, structure, and the like. I feel that oftentimes there is a minimization (and sometimes full neglect) of the importance of connection between people. It seems that there is an underlying assumption that those needs should be […]
Like our song title goes, “Everything’s OK…and there’s work to do.” We’ve all been dealt the cards we have, and it’s time to play them each day as we go to work. A great thing is that we can pick some new cards to add to our hand through our creativity, intention, and attention we […]