Let the music play

I recently attended a Vivaldi concert that made me think about different styles of leadership and teamwork.

In a classical concert, the orchestra is led by the conductor, the musicians are following  ‘the script’, reading and playing the scores, abiding all the rules. There’s little room for spontaneity and improvisation … though the conductor’s interpretation of the piece may create something different, something unique.

 

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In a jazz act, there’s room for improvisation, a player can jump in or quit at some point. This sense of freedom may create something totally unexpected and unique – for both the musicians and the audience.

One is not better than the other, though the latter is certainly closer to my liking when it comes to music – and business.

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1 + 1 = 3?

Working alone, there’s only so much we can accomplish. Working in a team, the results can be exponentially increased.

Cooperation is key to effective teamwork.

1 + 1 = 3 when two people realise that they can complement each others’ skills when working together. That’s when creative ideas start to flow and become implemented, that’s when real development starts to kick in.

When it comes to artificial intelligence, 1 + 1 will only ever equal 2. Only the productive collaboration of two humans can produce something that exceeds expectations.

My grandfather said this once, and only now I come to realise how true it is:

1 plus 1 can equal 3.

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