Jam Sessions: The Music of Collaboration

Posted | Category: BRM Philosophy | Contributed

Any great band understands the power that jam sessions can hold.

Coming together to collaborate, let creativity flow openly while riffing off of one another’s ideas, and what comes out of those sessions can be pure magic.

. A great jam session requires teamwork, with everyone contributing their energy and ideas toward a collective goal. These free-flow collaboration sessions are one of the best ways to enhance your own creativity skills and create a bond between team members. 

The Beatles are a famous example of how “right” these moments of collaboration can go; some of the most memorable songs of our lives were produced out of these moments of creative collaboration. Just imagine unlocking your team’s innovative potential in these fun and rewarding sessions.

Musicians aren’t the only ones who can benefit from jam sessions. Teams can tap into collaboration and make the most of their productivity by channeling their energy toward a shared goal during these sessions. Participants get to build on one another’s perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

How can you create your own jam session with your team?

  • Create an outline for your meeting, but have wiggle room for creativity to lead you.

  • Bullet point key items you want to discuss to start off the conversation.

  • A culture of trust will open the floor for individuals to feel safe enough to share their ideas.

Make it an open mic. Encourage everyone to share their ideas, and allow them to take the floor. The relaxed nature of these collaboration sessions will open up innovative channels to overcome challenges, share ideas, and bring about the betterment of the teams and organization as a whole. These group discussions can help to solve problems that no one person can solve on their own.

Remember when we talked about your “R”? These collaboration opportunities foster connections that create more “Rs” and, as you know, the more “Rs,” the better the organization as a whole. The value from this kind of synergy is infinite and provides endless returns. These jam sessions create the energy and feeling of belonging that’s needed to make everything else work.

Ready to make beautiful music with your team?

Try this fun and rewarding collaboration method at your next meeting!

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