An example of intervention
1/ The demand
A multinational enterprise is about to merge its belgian and dutch sections. The word is that the entrepreneurial culture in these two countries is very different. There are fears that the dutch section will «crash» the belgian. The human relations groups are called on for the change. All their colleagues are waiting to see what happens! We are asked to animate the first encounter between the two groups.
We have to : • help them to get to know each other • generate connections • help to establish relations of confidence • add a playful dimension • open the paths to exchange and change.
There will be a debriefing about the workshop, which will constitute the basis for the afternoon exchanges, animated by the DRH.
2/ The workshop
At the start, each participant chooses an instrument to explore individually. From this cacophony results a lot of good spirit, as there is absolutely nothing to prove to anyone. Contrasting personalities are becoming obvious. Certain participants draw attention with the loudness of their instruments. Others remain in the background. The animator observes the situation and proposes to try different relations between the instruments. He guides the participants to put themselves in a situation of « open listening », and then helps them, as a musician, to find musical equilibriums. He builds, in particular, on each participant’s perception of the quality of the harmony attained by the group.
In a second stage, different groups are constituted, each with the task to freely create a piece of music, working with all the musical observations that resulted from the first part of the workshop. The participants, guided by the animator, observe the various strategies adopted by the sub-groups. Various setups are proposed and tested.
The workshop concludes with a complete debriefing, on the basis of questions prepared during a meeting with the DRH.
3/ The yield
Coming out of this workshop, the participants not only have learned to know each other and to recognize their various ways of functioning, but they have also without any risk experimented changes of position, and realized the resulting immediate benefit for their common objective: making music together, create a musical harmony, and this without necessarily knowing how to play an instrument.
Each project is made to fit the specific needs of the client. Each session is unique.
The workshops are fun, playful but underpinned by the principles of co-creation, team-work and soft skills development.