Making Music in Teams
The Percussion Workshop is an interactive 60-minute event for up to 40 people that brings a new perspective on creativity, skills, negotiation, time-management and how to prepare and deliver a successful performance.
The session begins with a short introduction to music as a metaphor for a new business culture by the conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis. Each participant is then handed a handheld percussion instrument and invited to join a small band of 3-6 players. The bands are given 30-minutes to create an original piece of music which they will perform for the entire group. The session concludes with a debrief of each performance, and an interactive discussion about how the creative process relates to a business environment.
During 2010-14 Music & Management provided Sandoz with a series of interactive drumming workshops for their senior management teams. The events took place at Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammersee near Munich.
"Dominic Alldis creates magic through a thought-provoking, instructive and fun presentation. He worked with leaders from Sandoz and used music as a metaphor for leadership and team effectiveness. His methods are novel, interactive and applicable. Highly recommended..." Gloria Harris & Marty Pollock, Consultants for Sandoz Leadership Development
In 2005-7 Gemalto (formerly Gemplus) engaged Music & Management to provide a series of drumming workshops and presentation about leadership, teamwork and creativity in music. It was arranged by th AC3 Formation (Paris).
"You did a terrific job and your presentation and training session was much appreciated by the participants. I hope you enjoyed your weekend in Marseilles..."
Christie Deydier, Director of Training & Development, Gemalto
Airbus is Europe's largest aeronautic company. In 2006, EADS (as it was known until 2014) engaged Music & Management to provided a series of afternoon percussion workshops at their Academy near Bordeaux. This was followed an evening presentation about playing in orchestras and jazz bands. It was attended by senior executives from across France, Germany, Holland and the UK.
"From the various comments received so far from our participants, it seems that the Summer Academy was very well appreciated. From my colleagues at the CBA, I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for having made our first program a wonderful success..."
Mahan Amarnath, Corporate Business Academy, AIRBUS/EADS
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the world's oldest national broadcasting organization and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff of whom 16,000 are in public sector broadcasting.
In 2003, Music & Management was asked to provide a creativity workshop with percussion instruments for a senior leadership team at Broadcasting House. The session explored the importance of listening and building trust, as well as risk-taking as part of creative teamwork.
Groupe Bel is a multinational cheese marketer. Their headquarters are in France.
During 2011-14 they invited Music & Management to provide a series of afternoon drumming workshops at the Chateau Ronqueux near Paris. The session was delivered in French to the board and senior management Groupe Bel. It featured musicians from the Paris jazz scene.
Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France. The company designs, manufactures and sells luxury jewellery and watches.
In 2004, Cartier invited Dominic Alldis to meet senior managers and discuss the parallels between leading a musical ensemble and managing a boutique. The participants heard a live piano performance and engaged in an interactive discussion. The event was organised by AC3 Formation (Paris).
Diageo is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.
In 2001 Diageo engaged Music & Management to create a series of interactive percussion workshops for senior managers culminating in a summit in South Africa. At each event participants were asked to form "bands" and given 30 minutes to produce a one-minute piece of music. This teambuilding exercise highlighted the need for rapid skill acquisition, risk-taking, creativity, synergy, time management, preparation and performance.
London Business School was founded in 1964 and is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world.
In 2010 LBS asked Music & Management to provide a series of jazz events for their Senior Executive Development Program, focusing on the special skills required to be a successful jazz musician - flexibility, speed of response, improvising within minimal structures, alternating between 'soloing' and 'supporting' roles, accommodating of errors and rotating leadership.
Yorkshire Water est une société d'approvisionnement en eau et de traitement desservant le West Yorkshire, le South Yorkshire, l'East Riding of Yorkshire et une partie du North Lincolnshire.
En 2008, Dominic Alldis de Music & Management était invité à s'adresser aux cadres supérieurs et aux clients lors de leur conférence intitulée "Orchestrating Change", qui comprenait des discussions sur le leadership et l'orchestre, l'improvisation dans les contraintes et un atelier de percussions interactif.
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