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 […]
The unique exuberance that the people feel, and the great creativity and the funny stuff they come up with to express their experiences and perspectives on what it’s like to work at their various companies.
1. You get to wear sunglasses inside, like Bono
11. You promised yourself that you would never do a scavenger hunt again 10. Your boss secretly wants to change his name to “Left Brain Larry Leibowitz” 9. Scored a 4 out of 10 on your Mojo scorecard 8. CEO has furtive wish to sing her state of the company speech 7. People listed “PowerPoint […]
listed “PowerPoint presentations” as their favorite part of meetings …