WHY THE ROCK BAND?

The PSRS Rock Band experience highlights and teaches traits that are characteristic of high-performing teams. Much of the research compiled on leadership and team success directly correlates to the work we do at PSRS. For example:

GOOGLE’S INTERNAL RESEARCH

Google’s recently published internal research is a note-worth addition to our understanding of high-performing teams. It found that who is on the team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions. They found five key dynamics that were integral to positive team performance:

  1. PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed?

  2. DEPENDABILITY: Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time?

  3. STRUCTURE AND CLARITY: Are goals, roles and execution plans on our team clear and well structured?

  4. MEANING OF WORK: Are we working on something that is personally important to each of us?

  5. IMPACT OF WORK: Do we fundamentally believe that the work we’re doing matters?

PSRS TEAM BUILDING TAKES PLACE IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM AND ON THE STAGE.

By the time the final notes of our concert have been played, PSRS participants will have learned:

  1. Chemistry, rather than talent, is what makes a great band.

  2. To create is to take risks, and both are collective experiences.

  3. “Finding the One” (a PSRS band exercise) is the basis for relying on each other.

  4. How we structure our song is how we structure our work.

  5. Our purpose is to perform.

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