Creativity and Teamwork
Today’s most successful businesses are embracing innovation, adaptability and change within a fast-moving global economy. The world of jazz provides an excellent musical illustration of this new corporate environment.
In the Jazz Experience, participants are seated in a circle around a live jazz band. The session begins with a short performance, giving participants an opportunity to listen and observe how jazz musicians improvise and innovate within clear parameters, take risks, embrace diversity, rotate leadership and seek new opportunities through entrepreneurship.
Using a series of carefully crafted exercises during which several participants are given the opportunity to play with the band, Dominic Alldis leads an interactive discussion about how the attitude of jazz musicians provides an excellent model for today's corporate player.
The Jazz Experience can also include an interactive percussion workshop.
In 2010-11 London Business School engaged Music & Management to provide a series of jazz events for their Senior Executive Development Program. It focused 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.
"The jazz vision is dead right for today’s organizations. Compelling, engaging and applicable to creative business, Dominic Alldis is a master of management insight through music..." Professor Nigel Nicholson, London Business School
Barclays Bank is the world's seventh largest bank and headquartered in London.
As part of their 2014 leadership development program they invited a select group of senior executives to attend a lunchtime jazz concert by the Dominic Alldis Trio. This was followed by an interactive discussion & workshop about jazz and innovation, embracing change, accommodating risk, building trust and sharing responsibility.
Accenture is one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Their clients include 96 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500.
In 2009, Music & Management was invited to deliver a presentation about jazz and innovation for their Senior Leadership Development Programme in conjunction with the Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Siemens AG is Europe's largest engineering firm.
Dominic Alldis was the keynote speaker at the Mining Division Annual Conference in Berlin 2014, the Siemens Industry Software in Madrid 2014 and the Siemens Resellers Conference in Barcelona in 2015. He talked about leadership, collaboration and building trust within an orchestra, as well as improvisation and change within the world of jazz.
Egon Zehnder is one of the world's top five top global executive search firms.
From 2011-14 they invited Music & Management to provide the Fusion Experience at their annual Partners' Meetings in the Museé Jacquemart André in Paris. Each session comprised a performance and subsequent improvisation on the music of a famous composer (Ravel, Satie and Chopin...). This was followed by a discussion about storytelling and legacy in both music and business.
Sit within a live orchestra, listen to a performance and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, collaboration and trust…
Hear a string quartet perform a classical masterpiece and discuss the coordination and precision needed for high level performances...
Compare a classical and jazz approach to business and discuss how to balance strategic alignment and creative independence…
Listen to a piano performance and engage in an interactive discussion about communication, listening, artistry and dedication...
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about leadership, teamwork and innovation using music as a metaphor for the world of business...
Dinner courses are interspersed with interludes providing insights into leadership, teamwork and innovation from the world of music...