S2 | E12: Letting Go and Improvising More in Teams

Season 2, Episode 12,  Jul 20, 2021, 06:00 AM

In this episode I speak with jazz musician and organisational consultant Alex Steele who bridges the world of onstage improvised musicianship with how we work in our teams and organisations. Alex has a passion for how we engage with the unexpected - recognising both our preferences and habits that have likely brought us success before and that we likely have to let go some of what we 'know' or do to make way for what might come. This episode really struck a chord for the behaviours and bravery needed in organisational life to suspend judgment, listen better and build rather than block energy and ideas as we engage with the unexpected. Not driven by fear, but to expand our humanity for beauty and value.

This series is for practitioners, HR and leaders of teams interested and curious about work at the team level. You'll hear from experienced practitioners as they share their work in this space - and challenge ourselves to consider what impact working virtually has on this work - as we explore interventions, techniques and processes that can help improve the functioning, health and performance of a team. This series aims to lift the lid on this often complex yet hidden work and share the experience of team practitioners more broadly.