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Management Tactic #27: Earth, Wind, and Fire

November 20, 2009

In Japan, every morning millions of workers do something called rajio taiso before they start working. Rajio taiso is basically a series of stretches and movements to get your blood flowing and your muscles–including your mind–limber. It’s also 15 minutes of togetherness for hundreds of employees doing what is essentially a series of funny movements together.

A few weeks ago, the interns at my work decided they wanted to make a music video based on a spoof of the Earth, Wind, and Fire song September. They wanted to eventually use the video as a way to promote the place where I work to the students we cater to.

Filming the video didn’t take much time for the staff–most of the parts are solo acts or dances that the interns performed alone. But there were a few parts that required most of the staff to participate.

Honestly, it was probably some of the best bonding we’ve ever done.

Learning the dance moves, poking fun at each other, and eventually working in synchronization to get it down on film was an incredible group experience. And then there were the 4 minutes we spent today watching the finished product.

I can’t show the entire video yet (it’ll drop in December), but I’ll show you a raw clip that we actually filmed today. I’m the guy in the brown coat.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2009 12:31 am

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

  2. Dionne permalink
    November 20, 2009 12:45 pm

    Rock it, Own it Stegmaier! Nice moves. Pretty fly for a white guy. Lol!

    • November 20, 2009 12:50 pm

      Ha ha…I did very little “owning it” because I was trying not to mess up the moves! But it was tons of fun.

  3. krw permalink
    November 20, 2009 5:36 pm

    didn’t know you were such a good dancer… save those moves for Home…….

    • November 21, 2009 4:56 pm

      You must have been watching the guy in the blue coat in the video–I’m in the brown jacket!

  4. Dionne permalink
    November 20, 2009 5:53 pm

    Just like you have a “Confession” posted frequently, I think you should post a “dance vid” with you every month. Rock it!

    • November 21, 2009 4:56 pm

      Ha ha…we’ll see. I think the interns’ next project is a video of our office based on The Office.


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