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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 [...]
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.
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.
The sparks of inspiration need to find the fuel, and be fanned.
Been hearing a lot for the last year about cutting costs and tightening the belt as I speak to clients and contacts in various organizations. It spread like a wildfire after the crash last fall (and had even started before that in a lot of places), and many companies still have these measures in place. [...]