How To Ensure Positivity In Your Team Building Activities

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 by

Picture this: Your team building activities are just around the corner. Attendees are starting to discuss plans and agendas with each other. Anticipation is building for the “big day”. But this doesn’t guarantee anticipation is positive. When you picture your employees discussing your event, are they excited or groaning? Are they sharing memories of past team building activities gone wrong (or worse, gone nowhere with the most boring of activities?) Or are they reminiscing about the excitement that accompanied previous events and eager for the day to arrive? If you aren’t sure which feeling your attendees share or if you are pretty sure everyone is grumbling about the next boring activity the company dreamed up, it is time to right the ship… Read more »

3 Personalities Your Company Culture Needs More Of Now!

Posted: Nov 13, 2015 by

Any healthy organization needs a lot of different personality types to create and support a dynamic company culture. However, some personality types are more influential and likely to contribute to the positive development of company culture than others. If you are looking to infuse more energy and positivity into your company culture, look for any of the three personality types when hiring your next new staff members. The Joiner Always dreaming up new activities or events? Maybe you have sub-groups and clubs to support personal interests or company initiatives. But you struggle to maintain an active, engaged group of employees across the different groups. Well, “The Joiner” personality is game for anything. Starting an internal fitness club? The Joiner will… Read more »

Positive Words Beginning With The Letter A

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 by

The power of positivity cannot be overestimated. Inspire your team through example, encourage your staff, and find positive ways to communicate even when the message may be about change or improvement. -Kidbilly Music Words are the foundation of our ability to provide engaging and inspirational music team building activities. After all, what is the value of a song without words? This week, we are looking at positive and inspiration words beginning with the letter A. Join us each week for a new letter and an ever-expanding list of positive words! Learn How To Ensure Positivity In Your Team Building Experiences

3 Reasons Company Culture Is Not Just A Trendy Topic

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 by

Inevitably, just about any popular term that starts out as a relevant message or talking point becomes an overused buzzword. It loses meaning, becomes fodder for the content mill and is increasingly a point of ire and contention among those that simply don’t want their time wasted with unnecessary or unrelatable trends. If you follow business and management thought leadership, you might have recently come to the conclusion that company culture is another one of those trendy “been there, done that” topics. Well, we’re here to tell you–It is not. Company culture isn’t a buzzword or a trendy topic, rather it is the basis for any and everything you should be focusing on when developing and fostering growth in your… Read more »

Behind the Scenes at Kidbilly Music: What Motivates Billy Kirsch?

Posted: Nov 6, 2015 by

Not all of us are so lucky as to possess a “sky’s the limit” creative spirit and intellectual curiosity and then also be able to balance it out with acute business acumen on the technical side. If we’re being honest, not all of us are so lucky as to have even one of those personality traits in abundance. However, for Kidbilly Music founder Billy Kirsch, these two main personal characteristics function as unrelenting drivers that not only motivate him but work to inspire and motivate others as well. To get to know Kidbilly Music inherently means getting to know Billy Kirsch. Inspired to take his passion for music to others, Billy began working in music team building a decade ago!… Read more »

How to Inspire Remote Employees & Improve Company Culture

Posted: Nov 2, 2015 by

With both traditional brick & mortar as well as modern online companies increasingly embracing the remote employee revolution, new company culture challenges are forcing company managers and leaders to think about new ways to inspire employees and improve company culture. From encouraging personal relationships to develop via virtual communication channels to fostering growth and collaboration across time zones, remote employees bring a host of challenges to management and HR. To effectively drive growth and development, companies need to learn how to inspire remote employees and improve company culture. Create A Virtual Version For Everything One way to improve company culture is by connecting remote employees in a way that mirrors efforts you might take in a physical office location. This… Read more »

How To Create A Company You Love

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 by

It seems like every time you turn around, another list of “Most Loved Companies” or “Best Places To Work” is getting published. The usual suspects Google, Facebook, Apple, HubSpot, and others are always there–but those are monoliths we all know and love. It is easy to shrug off this measure of greatness as somewhat unattainable given the companies listed–yet in reality these companies were not always so large or so notable. From meager beginnings to typical growing pains, even great company cultures have a history of evolving and improving. Whether you’re just starting out with company culture or trying to change the course of an entrenched dynamic, learning how to create a company you love will make all the difference…. Read more »

10 Signs Your Organization Needs A Music Team Building Event

Posted: Oct 24, 2015 by

The last time you laughed together was… um… well, if you can’t remember, how could we? You have had countless meetings about improving company culture but they haven’t gone anywhere. The highlight of your last event was heading to the parking lot after. A new product or service offering is looming over your team and everyone is stressed meeting deadlines. The HR department uses the sterile monthly company newsletter to share “exciting news”. You have never taken home anything “fun” from a company event. New employees have joined the ranks with little or no introduction to team dynamics. Management or leadership has made a dramatic change in the company vision or mission. Groans and gagging are typical responses to company… Read more »

Can The Good Meeting Ideas Please Stand Up?

Posted: Oct 19, 2015 by

Remember how video killed the radio star? It wasn’t quite true but the idea gave us all pause to consider what innovations caused the replacement or reinvention of previously accepted ways of doing things. However, somehow in the world of company meetings and events, few major disruptions have occurred to “kill the radio star” in standard meetings. This probably isn’t a surprise to you if you’ve spent any time behind the walls of most companies. A boring meeting or event is pretty much par for the course in typical situations. But does it have to be this way? We think not–and today we’re asking “Can The Good Meeting Ideas Please Stand Up?” (And save us all!) What Is A Good… Read more »

Choosing The Best Team Building Facilitators

Posted: Oct 16, 2015 by

The foundation to every great team building event is built on the facilitators who lead your program. Yes, you need content and you need structure. But most important are the folks who will join with you; making your time fun, special and rewarding. How do I choose the best team building facilitators? Very carefully…haha…but true! Here’s some insight into how we put our event staff together. Talent and Experience Talent and experience are important attributes for our music team building facilitators. Our team members all have proven talent, with lists of credits that include Grammy, Emmy, CMA awards and credits as hit songwriters and performers. But talent and experience are not enough. There’s a magic combination of additional attributes that we… Read more »