The Fusion Experience is an interactive 90-minute event that explores a dilemma facing many business organisations today: how to maintain corporate reliability and strategic alignment, while fostering creativity and individual responsibility.
These issues are represented by two contrasting team cultures: classical and jazz. The classical team culture is represented by a string quartet: a formalised musical group, realising a composer’s intentions through technical precision, careful preparation and superlative performance. The jazz team culture is represented by a jazz quartet: four individuals engaged in a spontaneous musical dialogue around a common theme, embracing experimentation and risk-taking to engender a rich flow of creative ideas.
Using a series of carefully crafted exercises in which the two quartets perform both individually and together, the Fusion Experience asks:
- How are these two team cultures similar and how are they different?
- How can they co-exist, collaborate and enhance one another's performance?
- How can business organisations benefit from both team cultures?