Group Building – Music #98On August 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Prior to this exercise you tell each participant to take their favorite piece of music to the exercise. The team sits in a circle. The first person that wants to begins to play his favorite piece of music. This can be on his laptop, phone or any other suitable device. In this case he plays dance music. While the music plays he tells the team what it is and why this is his favorite piece of music and what it reminds him of Its a song from jeremy blake, I like the upbeat tempo of the song. It reminds me of the party where I met my wife when they played this song. Now the other tell what they like about the song and what it reminds them of. I like the ritme of the song. And that its cheerfull. It reminds me of the raves I always went to when I was a student. I like the voices. Its abstract but you can hear it’s a real human voice. It reminds me of the times I go out to a bar. Go on like this untill everyone has said what they like about the music and what it reminds them of. Now the next person plays his music. This is the C major prelude from Johan Sebastian Bach. I like the brillance in the music, it sounds so simple in all his complexity. It reminds me of all the times it calms me down when I’m stressed out. Now the other persons tell what they like about it and what it reminds them of. I like that its a piano piece. It reminds me of my parents, they always played classical piano music. I love this music. Because its not that fast like some other pieces of Bach so my ear can follow it easily. It reminds me of the church I went to as a kid. Go on like this untill everyone has played their favorite piece of music and the others told him what they like about it and of what it reminds them. They trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video on Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.