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 bring to our work.
Face The Music helpe many organizations do their work in different ways, adding energy, insight, and inspiration to the deck. Below is an example of some of our work at a conference focusing on alleviating unconscious bias in an organization.
Event: Accenture, Changing the Face of the Practice, Miami
Objectives: Examine how to improve retention and promotion of women and minorities in the business by examining how unconscious biases were hindering progress.
FTM role: Blues interactive songwriting, acting in skits, debrief of songs and process to gain insights into the topic at hand, write custom songs, coach leadership team to write and perform a song about their goals and intention
Summary of how it went: “Incredible!! That is how I will summarize The Face the Music experience in Miami. Everyone, from Steve [CEO] on down had a lot of positive feedback on how this segment of the Workshop helped set the stage for the difficult discussion.” Pedro Suriel, Inclusion Director, Accenture
What client got: A lot of fun and excitement, insight and truth telling about the issues they wanted to address, a forum to do their work that kept them engaged and in action, clear direction and actions moving forward.
What you can use: Look at the work you need to accomplish in your team, department, or organization. Define and devise ways to approach the work that facilitate a new dialog in a new way. Arts based methods are a great way to reframe—drawing or collage, ad lib or skit writing, drumming together to align rhythmically. Use the new framework to have the discussions needed, even if they are tough (or especially if they are).
|Leadership team delivering their song|