What's All this About?: 1) Employee Engagement & 2) the Gender Pay Gap

One key element in engagement is that there are authentic channels for self-expression and a listening and active response to act on new ideas, address concerns and issues, communicate transparently, and partner on actions and solutions.  A key energizer in Face The Music’s work is that it provides a forum for expression of themes, issues, ideas, and concerns that are self-selected by the participants. 

Read More
Found Opportunities

A lot has been written about the pace of change in our culture, society, economy, and business world; and also about the need to adapt from an incidental change-if-we-must mindset to one of continuous change and adaptation.  “How do you do that?”  One approach, which I will discuss here, is to develop a cultural trait of looking for change opportunities in smaller and smaller increments of time with the context and knowledge of the agreed need for just-in-time adaptation.

Read More
Musing on Leadership Development

In the leadership development training process this means developing skills like using a clear vision that guides judgments and decisions, clear direction and ongoing communication as situations unfold, flexibility in adapting plans, not relying on past solutions to address current situations, and taking the occasional leap of faith. 

Read More
WT* is Team Building?

The term “team building” gets thrown around a lot in organizations, and means a lot of different things to different people.  It runs the spectrum from a boss bringing in pizza for her group to a long-term, focused development program that has the intention of developing a high-functioning, high-performance team. 

Read More
Recreating Your World

The structure and relationships of the parts determine how the system expresses itself, and sometimes small, leveraged changes can make large impacts on the dynamics and results. Here are a few modalities practitioners experiment with that can support the transformational process.

Read More
How to Make One Giant Team, and What's Your Story?

Let's say you're head of a division (or section, unit, department, functional area, tribe, clan, regiment, battalion, company, platoon, etc). You're looking for high-functioning alignment—effective, efficient work flow, communications, adaptation, full use of resources.

Read More
Labors of Love, and "'Sup With Social Media?"

It has come to our attention through observation and interactions with human systems that there is a certain polarized paradigm circulating about that merits our attention perhaps. It has to do with a distinction between work and fun/enjoyment/creativity/personal time.

Read More
Your Business Q's Answered, and--the Secret Underpinnings of FTM Impact!

We'll get together and have some fun writing songs, right? It's a perception that many have when they hear about Face The Music's offerings. But out regular clients know that there is a lot going on, and an opportunity to make a big impact in what their organization is looking to achieve. You've got security clearance, so here we go...

Read More
Renewal: It's Just Like Starting Over...

At Face The Music we see great opportunity and relevance in the role we play in supporting our clients to take on their challenges, and in serving our mission to help build a better working world. Our programs bring music, fun, spirit, and energy into organizations. They are designed to help these organizations develop new approaches and behaviors to take on issues...

Read More
The Glass Ceiling: Breaking on Through to the Other Side

Design included presentations on shared terminology and background, role play skits dramatizing different types of unconscious bias, group discussions, songs that illustrate the themes, songwriting about the participants' "bias blues", debrief of experiential activities to get insights into the organizational system as it pertains to the subject, and planning to make decisions on what actions to take going forward.

Read More
Rockin' Winston Churchill and on to the UN

Engaging and Re-Igniting Our Global Workforce Through Sustainable Economic and Talent Development

Pursuant to that, the 15 or so participants and their BPI hosts were to spend some time at the United Nations on the Monday following the Sunday opening meeting at the Waldorf.

About the meeting from BPI founder and CEO Louis Carter (see article 2)...

 

Read More