Leadership and Collaboration
The Orchestra Experience is an interactive 90-minute event with a live orchestra that explores leadership, collaboration, diversity and creativity through the metaphor of music.
The participants are seated within the orchestra from where they can and witness the extraordinary power of music to convey ideas and emotions. The session begins with a performance of an inspiring piece of symphonic music, giving the participants an opportunity to observe the pivotal role of the conductor and the extraordinary interplay between the players. This is followed by a series of carefully crafted exercises that facilitate a discussion between the participants, conductor and musicians about how playing in an orchestra mirrors a business environment.
Since 2005, Music & Management has provided over 100 events with live orchestra for their worldwide senior leadership development program. Locations have included Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Bogota, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Istanbul, Jakata, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Lucerne, Malmo, Mexico, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shangai, Toronto and Warsaw.
“After two intensive days of self-discovery and expanding their leadership mindset and skills, participants arrive at the orchestral interlude -- always, the program's crescendo. You bring to life what leadership embodies, inspiring our leaders to stretch to their fullest potential. Your insights about collaboration and trust resonate powerfully with our leaders in the context of their teams and the business. In their words, "transformative and empowering" - elevating their sense of purpose and a shared responsibility for the work and for their teams. Simply magical..." Lynne Mueller, Director of Worldwide Training, WPP GROUP PLC
eBay provides consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales services via the internet.
Leadership eBay was set up to provide leadership, teambuilding and creativity programs for senior management at eBay and Paypal. Music & Management have been a key part of their strategy, presenting the Orchestra Experience between 2005 and 2013.
Deutsche Bank employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and is ranked as one of the largest investment banks in the world.
Since 2007, Columbia Business School have engaged Music & Management to provide the orchestra experiences for Deutsche Bank’s newly appointed managers. Attendees listen to excerpts of a classical masterpiece played by the Chelsea Symphony of New York and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, teamwork and integrity in the workplace.
Morgan Stanley is one of the world's leading investment banks.
In 2008, they asked Music & Management to deliver the Orchestra Experience to board members hosted by CEO John Mack. This was followed by an event in New York for 230 newly-appointed Managing Directors. They listened to a performance of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and an interactive discussion about effective teamwork, integrity and inspirational leadership.
Abbott PLC is a global healthcare company that conducts innovative research and manufactures products for human health.
The Senior Management Forum 2010 met with performance coach Jamil Qureshi and then listened to a performance of Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony conducted by Dominic Alldis. It was followed by a discussion about communication, listening, trust and leadership within orchestras and business organisations.
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