How To Plan Music Team Building Events

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 by

So you are planning an upcoming team building event and you made the wise choice to go with a music team building event as the format. As you may guess, we are big fans of your choice! However, from making the choice to have this event to the actual day of the event, there is plenty to do and plan to ensure success. Knowing how to plan music team building events can mean the difference between stellar results and lackluster performances (literally). Communicate Your Goals Clearly The facilitator for your event should be able to help translate your goals into a comprehensive event strategy—but he or she will need to understand your goals first. Are there specific results you want… Read more »

A Very Team Building Thanksgiving: Kidbilly Music Gives Thanks

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 by

Every year at this time, the country gets just a little more nostalgic and sentimental for the past year. Whether you’re remembering your company’s triumphs, enjoying a trip through time in your personal memories or a mix of something in between, there is always a moment of reflection that gets just a little clearer during Thanksgiving. This year, Kidbilly Music is pausing to look back on the past year and give thanks for an amazing bounty of professional successes. Whether you’re just joining us or have been alongside us for some time, we invite you to enjoy our long list of things we are thankful for this year. Music Team Building Is Growing—And We’re A Big Part Of It For… Read more »

How To Ensure Positivity In Your Team Building Activities

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 by

Picture this: Your next team building event is 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 experiences 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… 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 »

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 »