10 Unusual Team Building Activities

Team building activities have a bad rap for being monotonous and a huge time suck. No one wants to participate and it feels like a chore, but that doesn’t have to be the case this year! There are plenty of unusual team building activities out there that will get everyone excited to join in on the fun. Why do you need team building activities? Well, by taking the time to…

The Importance of Creativity in Business

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There is a common misconception that creativity is only for artistic individuals. Oftentimes, business and creativity aren’t thought of as ideas that coexist. You may think business is for left-brained thinkers, while creativity is for right-brained thinkers. Studies have shown that both hemispheres play huge roles in creative thinking. If creativity is so ingrained in our psyche, there is no doubt that there is importance to creativity in business.  Everyone…

Improve Remote Employee Engagement With Virtual Team Building 

The consistent advancement of technology has made it easier for us to never have to leave the comfort of our homes. Some would argue that the trend of remote work has had a negative impact on some aspects of our work life, including productivity. So as remote work continues to become the new norm, how do you improve virtual employee productivity?  You can start by implementing some of the remote…

Top 10 Creative Employee Engagement Activities

a group of funny employees at the park

Have you noticed the energy at the office dwindling? It seems like an ominous gray cloud has been parked over everyone’s cubicles for months and there is no sign of it breaking up. Sounds like your company is in desperate need of some creative employee engagement activities.  In an era where people spend one-third of their lives working, it’s crucial to keep employees engaged. Introducing elements of fun in the…

How to Find and Hire a Keynote Speaker

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An essential part of planning a corporate event is to find and hire a keynote speaker. The responsibility of a good speaker is to help set the tone for your conference and to motivate and inspire your attendees. It’s worth it to take time to find a motivational keynote speaker who will keep everyone entertained and awake!  Events can easily fall short when you don’t bring in a good speaker….

The Benefits of Team Building Events and Workshops

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If you’ve found yourself searching for the best ways to benefit your employees, you’re finally in the right place. I’m a big believer in the benefits of team building events and workshops. These activities can cultivate relationships, inspire, and help people discover their strengths and weaknesses.  Team building events can spice up the ordinary workday. We all start to get lost in a fog when we’ve been living in mundanity….

5 Creative Employee Engagement Activities

A group writing a song to help boost employee engagement

Now’s the time to integrate some good employee engagement activities into your corporate life. As we’ve come out of the pandemic, engagement is down everywhere. This is a problem you can’t afford to ignore.  According to Gallup, from 2020 through 2022, there’s been an ongoing employee engagement slump. With the pandemic, the great resignation and the uptick in work from home/hybrid models, it is concerning.  So if you’re looking around…

The Secret to High Energy Team Building Activities

Using music at an event for high energy team building

High energy team building activities don’t have to include aerobics, white water rafting or other sometimes challenging physical activities. Although those can be fun and productive, they’re not necessary for an engaging, energized team program. To create the energy that leads to a successful team building event you’ll want to include challenge, buy-in from participants, authenticity and success. These attributes all contribute to a great program – and a great…

Music Is Key To Building Camaraderie In The Workplace 

employees finding camaraderie at work

Say it with me now; or sing it out if you are already on my wavelength! “Music is the key to building camaraderie in the workplace.” Take a moment to let this statement land. Are you feeling uncomfortable or confused?  Are you having flashbacks to traumatic memories of forgetting lyrics in middle school choir?  Don’t worry, we’re not talking about that time you bombed on “Don’t Stop Believing” at the…

The Best Music for Corporate Events is Created By Your Attendees

Guys making music at a corporate event

The best music for corporate events could be created by your attendees. This may seem strange but in fact, it’s not so out of reach.  Why should you care? If you’ve ever helped plan a meeting or conference, you’ve probably taken part in discussions about song selections; when to feature music, whether to hire a band, etc.  Music sets the tone, keeps things moving and helps people relate; both to…

Putting the Fun into Corporate Retreats

People performing at a corporate retreat

Many companies are adopting long term remote work strategies or allowing employees hybrid schedules that combine being in the office with working at home. As this trend continues, the need for fun corporate retreats has increased dramatically.  With more and more of us being silo’d for at least part of the work week, planning structured face-to-face gatherings is more important than ever. Company culture, communication and relationships are best built…