TED talk

Trusting the Ensemble

“Through music making can come deep levels of fundamental life-giving trust” says conductor Charles Hazlewood in his TED talk. Trust plays crucial role in musical leadership. And we can add that trust is equally important in any form of successful leadership.
Our MusicTouch leadership development workshops enable our clients to experience this strong relationship and learn about it straight from our partner orchestras. Because, as Charles Hazlewood says, “Music making and other forms of creativity can so often go to places where mere words cannot”.

Orchestrating Management

Peter F. Drucker, one of the great management theorists, wrote already in 1988 that a typical organization structure in the future will be flat and likely resemble an organization like an university or a symphony orchestra. Even a large symphony orchestra’s structure consists of “only the conductor-CEO – and every one of the musicians plays directly to that person without an intermediary. And each is a high-grade specialists, indeed an artist. … the conductor can focus the player’s skill and knowledge on the musicians’ joint performance. And this focus is what the leaders of an information-based business must be able to achieve.”

from: The Coming of the New Organization, HBR 1988

This inspirational article describes the basis that our MusicTouch leadership development workshops stand upon. There is a lot what business leaders can learn from how a symphonic orchestra works. At ARTISTIC Interventions Inc. we offer this unique experience to our clients.

Singing is the Key to Long Life

“When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings – to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.”

This great quote is from a short essay where Brian Eno summarizes positive aspects of a capella singing. He describes weekly group singing with his friends and its benefits as following: “I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor.”

Our effort at ARTISTIC Interventions Inc. is to bring bring these benefits straight to our client’s workplace.

Leadership Workshop

Address Current Challenges in Organizations

There are a number of possibilities available to businesses and agencies for stimulating organizational development in response to changes in society and in the face of economic pressures. Why should you give special consideration to an “artistic intervention”?

This is an unconventional approach where people from the arts bring their talents, skills and tools into an organizations with the purpose of triggering or supporting change for the individual, group, or whole organization.

We partner with a number of highly professional Canadian orchestras and musicians and so, we can offer different qualities of music and rhythm to our clients.

Bringing people, processes, and products from an unfamiliar culture like that of the arts helps to stimulate personal or collective development in the workplace. It breaks routines and challenges established mindsets. This works for any type of organization, whether it be for-profit, non-profit, government or education.

Our workshops also help participating orchestras and local music charities. They are sponsored and financially supported either directly by our clients or by our own company.