I hesitate to create a blog post with the word Nashville in the title. I’ve been intentional about creating a worldwide program and the past several months have found us on the road somewhere; Houston, San Diego, Chicago, Baltimore and Las Vegas, to name a few places we’ve been. We travel well and easily, it’s fun hitting the road to do something you love – enthusiasm gets us past security lines and delays without too much griping! But, Team Building Through Song was born in Nashville, and utilizes a wonderful local resource, the hit songwriter. There’s a cultural mix of creativity and commerce in Nashville that works brilliantly.
Two recent Nashville team building events were fun and worth sharing. Last Saturday found us creating corporate stories with the Franchise/Licensee folks from Spherion Staffing. Imagine a group of 165 entrepreneurs led by 7 hit-songwriter facilitators. That’s a lot of right brain energy. We teased out the Spherion story, the message and what differentiates this great company. I never get tired of witnessing the transformation our clients experience. Creating seven songs from seven blank canvasses is inspiring, always.
Here’s an example of one team’s lyric about, well yes, Staffing:
“We’ll fix your HR pain and fill your talent void
When you have recruiting issues we’ll be your Dr. Freud
We’re like staffing on steroids, making lives better”
Last night we brought our program to the 2011 FLC National Meeting. I was a little intimidated going in – a group of government scientists, lots of technical data to distill into a creative, musical concise format. This group was fun, really fun. In fact, containment was an issue: We had to contain infinite numbers of ideas in order to move forward toward team success, that being a complete song, of course.
The FLCnotes Song (excerpt!)
We count fish out in the ocean
We listen in on space
We make sure your food won’t kill ya
We recognize your face
After the past several days I’m reminded that I’m passionate our team building activities because they work; every team and every song is a new creation and that’s inspiring. And who doesn’t want to be inspired?