The Team Anthem Challenge

"Heal the world.
Make it a better place.
For you and for me, and the entire human race."
- Michael Jackson

Anthems have the power to move men and women alike. They touch the soul and recharge the spirit! How wonderful then, if we could use the power of anthems in inspiring our teams!

FocusU invites you to take the Team Anthem Challenge - A musical challenge that invites team members to ideate, write, prototype and finally create their own unique team anthem.

The process involves generating lyrics from the many shared values, stories and experiences. The lyrics are then matched to a unique tune composed just for the team, to create an anthem which is delivered in a "just right" free-flowing Acapella style (music without the support of instruments) of rendition that is recorded for posterity.

The activity can be run as a pure team experience of creating an anthem. However, it can also be debriefed in a powerful manner around a few themes:

1. Overcoming false preconceptions – Sometimes participants come in with preconceived notions about their ability or rather inability around making music. When they follow the process, they are pleasantly surprised at the outcomes achieved. As Rahul Dravid would say, “Focus on the process and the results will take care of themselves!”

2. Breaking silos – since teams move from Me to We literally during the course of the Team Anthem Challenge, it is easy to relate it to the negative impact of silos in the organization and also the magic that is created when silos are broken.

3. Collaboration – The activity naturally creates a safe environment for expression that allows male/female, senior and junior colleagues alike to enter a level playing field and come out the other side as true collaborators. This a great prop to talk about what sparks collaboration in teams.

4. Team bonding – Whenever a team goes through an “unknown” challenge like this and comes out successful, pleasantly surprising themselves in the process, it bonds them together in a new sense of “shared achievement”.

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Is the Team Anthem Challenge right for your team?

This is a fun activity designed for small teams, that is perfect for promoting collaboration, teamwork and productivity. It builds team spirit and boosts morale. It’s a great way of getting to know another side of your colleagues in a creative, fun and memorable setting. This is team building on turbo charge. Incredible results can and do emerge.

Contact Us today - we will be glad to meet up and discuss the possibilities for your team!