We’re working with a group of Public Sector organisations who want to improve their capability in the fields of Communities and Collaboration by meeting, sharing, storytelling and developing new approaches. Naturally, working with such a group requires that we invest time in building trust levels – and also in having some fun together.
Tuesday evening’s lighthearted community-building exercise involved our participants each recommending a music track which linked in some way (some of them tenuously!) to the Collaboration/Communities theme of our consortium. Thanks to John Quinn at the Learning & Skills Council for stimulating the idea.
With the magic of iTunes, a colour printer and CD-writer, we were able to present each delegate with their own copy of “Music to Collaborate by…” at breakfast the next day. This compilation will now become the soundtrack for use our next two meetings.
Finding a way to co-create a tangible, unique and enjoyable product is an important milestone for this particular community.
Here is a selection of the tracks…
Pulp – Common People
Sham 69 – if the kids are united
Bill Withers – Lean on me
Primal Scream – Come Together
Al Green – Let’s stay together
U2 – Somehow you keep me hanging on
Better together – Jack Johnson
The Beatles – I’ll get by with a little help from my friends
I must also take the opportunity to thank Rowan Purdy from CSIP, who gave us one the most engaging and clearest presentations on social computing that I have experienced. Thanks Rowan – Inspirational stuff!