Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A musician, chef and workplace

What is common between a music composer, a chef and a workplace?
Surprisingly, lots.

We often make the mistake of learning within the industry or the category.
Limiting experiences as well as codes that are relevant to team work and motivation and even ways of working, regardless of the industry or job profile.

Music for instance, can help  the workforce go through a mind and body enrichment experience.
Even enhance productivity at work.

Cooking is another way of stress relief, experimentation, playing with colours and flavours.

Both these professions are about uplifting spirits and creating joy and happiness.

About larger social good.

Sessions on music, cooking can tickle our imagination, improve team building and relationship skills.

Also inject innovation in the work place.

Cross Pollination Programmes  are a good way to leverage this.

Can start with workshops across categories. 
Invite musicians, chefs, artists who are known for their human resource management related workshops.
These are entertaining sessions as well and will draw in the team. 

Besides being a great learning, it is big mind opener to new possibilities.
So who knows- the next big idea could have been sparked off from the kitchen shelf.