Project working now often brings people together who share nothing else in common other than a common goal. Sometimes people are thrust together with the desire to work together better, but no understanding of how they might collaborate effectively. Our approach combines sensible facilitation to address the goals and obstacles to collaboration with powerful experiences using music to bring people together in ways that flip charts and critical path analyses can never do.
We took a company who were integrating a large Oracle computer system away for a day in a country mansion. As well as all the hard work that was done, thrashing out a robust implementation plan, the team developed songs together and performed them in a mobile studio we set up in a barn on the estate. Look at the photo montage of "The Magical Mystery Tour". Steve Lamey, Procurement Manager Angel Trains had this to say about the project:
I engaged Peter Cook and his team to help us bring our organisation together with Oracle Computing, at the start of a major IT implementation project. In a very short space of time I estimate that Peter and his team saved us 3 months of meeting time by moving the two organisations from perfect strangers to productive partners. Using his classic combination of thoughtful design, great facilitation and a piece of team building using rock music that is still talked about years later.