Learn to structure and communicate complex ideas using techniques from advertising, consulting, film making, web design and jazz. For: consultants, client executives and analysts. Great references. Testimonials
JazzCode clients and testimonials Check out JazzCode's clients. It includes, IBM, Oracle, Krafts Food, McKinsey & Company, CapGemini, KPMG, Insead's Advanced Management Programme, London Business School Executive Programme, Statoil-Hydro, Telenor, Schibsted, Norwegian Federal Reserve Bank, DnBNor, Manpower, Norsk Hydro, Solstrand AFF and the Norwegian Business School.
JazzCode artist Sidsel H. Paaske JazzCode album covers are based on artworks by Sidsel H. Paaske, a Norwegian artist who passed away in 1980, 43 years old. The slideshow shows some of her works from early 1970 -- all enamel -- i.e. -- melted glass on copper.
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Today I am giving a talk in Reykjavik to the Federation of Trade & Services (www.svth.is) about Jazzcode. I will be playing with my favorite pianist, Lars Jansson and Icelandic musicians Sigurdur Flosason (sax), Björn Thorddsen (guitar), Gunnar Hrafnsson (bass) and I will play drums. We have never played together before, and it will be interesting to see how it pans out.
I am told that Iceland is struggling, and I will talk about how change forces us to think differently, and that we always have a choice in terms of what we extract from the situation we are in.
Everywhere we see change. We are approaching a realtime world where you can´t stop. At the same time increased specialization is moving collaboration -- not just the division of labor -- to the center stage. Plus -- complexity and interdependence is forcing us to adjust to rapidly changing environments. More than ever, context is king!
Lately I have been thinking about how jobs where every delivery is different ("value from difference") need a different mindset and configuration than jobs where every delivery is the same ("value from sameness"). If you create value from sameness -- e.g. mass production, then the focus is on optimization -- how to do things right. You don´t need to think about what to do because that has already been defined by someone else. The difference between doing things right and doing the right things is the difference between management and leadership.
So we have less time to make things work. We MUST work together. And the devliverable is expected to be different every time, shaped by the context, rather than by a mastermind.
This is where jazz comes into the picture. In jazz we have a method to enable deep collaboration among experts without plans, but with a rich set of standards (tempo, key, style, history), an environment where presence in the moment is a given and where each player is expected to both interpret the conversation and add value based on some rules and lots of professional judgement.