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 »

How to Prepare For a Music Team Building Event

Posted: Oct 12, 2015 by

  So you took the plunge and scheduled a music team building event for your group. First, congratulations–you will not be disappointed. Music team building events are exciting, fun and entertaining. We have yet to see a group not take away great memories and improved team dynamics. They’re really that awesome! However, if this is your first time having this type of event, we realize it can be a little intimidating. What should you expect? How do you prepare? Well, fear not music team building event newbie–we have you covered! Relax The most common concern new event attendees have is anxiety about performing in front of their peers. Especially for those who have relegated all singing activity to their car… Read more »

The Recipe For a Perfect Team Building Event

Posted: Oct 9, 2015 by

Ever wonder what it takes to put together the perfect team building event? We put together our tried-and-true recipe for you! (We especially recommend sourcing the best professional songwriter-facilitators, aka, our “secret sauce”)

How To Inspire Leaders At Every Level

Posted: Oct 5, 2015 by

It isn’t a secret that leadership can (and should) be cultivated at every rung of the corporate ladder–in fact, leadership development at all stages is critical to the advancement of company goals and growth. Yet, often managers and human resources struggle to harness the abilities and leadership potential of its employees, especially at earlier stages of professional development. The downside of this potential problem can be a high employee attrition rate and a loss of investment capital that goes alongside departures. However, when addressed properly, the ability to inspire leaders at every level will allow companies to reap significant rewards. Key Methods To Inspire Leaders Factor In Time For Creativity Whether you’re a CEO or a mailroom clerk, the hallmark… Read more »

4.5 Team Building Activities You Can Do Tomorrow

Posted: Oct 1, 2015 by

Planning for a major team building event takes time and, trust us, is well worth it. However, team building in general is an important company process that should be included regularly as a part of common day-to-day functions and agendas for maximum results. Of course, this means you have to be able to introduce a team building activity without a lot of extra effort or manpower–after all, you likely couldn’t manage a big affair as often as you should promote positive team building experiences. So while we’re happy to discuss with you the options at your disposal for your next big company team building event, here are 4.5 team building activities you can do tomorrow. (Seriously!) 1. Host A Scavenger… Read more »

Who Should Define Company Culture In A Business?

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 by

One of the natural extensions of our team building work is the ongoing need to answer the question of “what is company culture?” with some regularity. While we have a decade of experience helping define cultures of all shapes and sizes, we have seen quite hits and misses in the general process of establishing this. Many companies have, at least in recent years, become infinitely better at understanding the “how” part of defining culture. But we often still see notable struggles when it comes to the “who” part of the question. Unfortunately, there is no one answer for every company, but there are some general guidelines to follow to help you determine who should define culture in your business. Old… Read more »