After I facilitate full or multi-day sessions… in addition to asking for additional resources, over half of clients ask for the playlist used during the session! At first I thought it was a fluke, but the trend says something. Numerous scientific and psychological studies have shown that music can lift our moods; inspire the thinking, creative and “problem-solving” parts of our brain; and lower levels of stress-related hormones(3). It’s no wonder that during sessions that can often challenge folks, they remember the impact of taking a quick moment for music.
This may seem frivolous and totally unrelated to our busy and important workdays, but it’s so relevant! You want to bring some energy into a space? You want to encourage folks to innovate and dream in a meeting? You want to build connection across a team? Play a song at the start or during a break; I bet it shifts the energy!