We’ve taken the wisdom and lessons learned from arguably one of the most volatile collaborative environments on the planet (a band) and combined that with validated behavioral science to build a framework and methodology for effective collaboration.
Because it’s so complex! It’s complex because there are no collaborative “rules of the road”. What’s collaborative to one person isn’t always seen as collaborative to someone else. It’s part of the insanity. Our True Collaboration℠ methodology provides the governance and structure (rules of the road) to get everyone playing from the same sheet of music when it comes to working together to get more done.
True Collaboration℠ is a business process that is governed by an agreed-upon set of norms that maximize individual contributions, create alignment and leverage the collective strengths of a group, team or organization.
This formula is the foundation of our hearts and minds approach. It starts out in a fairly linear way, but it becomes iterative and reinforcing. This is a dynamic, living process; you can’t just check-the-box on any of the ingredients and assume that it requires no additional attention.
All of our diagnostics, training, workshops, keynotes and coaching teaches the behavioral, tactical and strategic how that will enable you and your organization to achieve True Collaboration℠.
Now that you have a new understanding of what True Collaboration℠ is let us connect some dots for you as to why you should actually care about the powerful benefits of True Collaboration℠.
THIS IS HOW YOU CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO BE. DO THAT AND THESE CHART TOPPING RESULTS COME WITH THAT SOUND:
“Music is the universal language of mankind”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Neuroscientists have demonstrated that listening to and playing music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. It connects both sides of the brain. Music impacts the prefrontal cortex responsible for controlling behavior, expression and decision-making and the amygdala, which is involved in our emotional responses. It also engages the hippocampus involved in music memories, experiences and context.
Our music-infused, experiential learning is like a great song stuck in your head! Music literally makes our message more memorable. It’s a universal language that transcends business and unites people from all walks of life. We use it to get people to open up and foster trusted relationships. We move energy and sustain engagement through music. Ultimately, the power of music captures hearts and minds and speeds up the adoption of our True Collaboration℠ process and behaviors.
It sure would be easy to discount the value of the songwriting exercises in our workshops. Let us tell you why you shouldn’t do that so quickly.