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Eq #8. Music of Our Workplace > Emotional Intelligence Exercise 8 - Pg. 23

Music of Our Workplace 23 APPROXIMATE TIME F. What can you do to influence the ''music'' in your workplace? Variation: Name That Tune 1. If the participants would like some feedback from their employees, they can ask employees to name a song that best describes and captures their workplace mood and tempo. This exercise can provide leaders with a way to talk to their employees about the mood and tempo of the workplace and to get some useful feedback from employees regarding their perceptions of the workplace. The approach to this should be fun and upbeat, and any comments on tempo and mood should be appreciated, including songs or lyrics that might be offensive, such as Take This Job and Shove It. The leader should respond with a good sense of humor and then ask people to make some constructive suggestions as to what the leader and others may do to improve the workplace melody. You should follow up with the leader to help the leader determine any action steps that might be im- plemented to improve the workplace culture based on the discussion with the employees. 2. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 8 Music Clip #1 Describe what it would feel like to work in a place that sounded this way. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Music Clip #2 Describe what it would feel like to work in a place that sounded this way. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Music Clip #3 Describe what it would feel like to work in a place that sounded this way. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Music Clip #4 Describe what it would feel like to work in a place that sounded this way. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Every workplace has a tone. If you listen carefully, you can hear and feel it. It is the rhythm by which people work. If your workplace were music, what kind of music would it be and why? Would it be a joyful waltz or a funeral march? What music is your corporate band playing? What instrument do you play? Are you in tune? In rhythm? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________