Now more than ever, virtual team building is vital for your workforce. Building morale and de-stressing while increasing trust and efficiency are all benefits of team building.
Our virtual team building activities are unique in that they’re not just computer games. You’ll engage, interact, have fun and accomplish something, just like in our face to face programs.
Designed for both small and large groups – for teams, conferences and webinars.
Led by our award winning hit-songwriters, everyone works together as you create a powerful take-away, your original song. The experience is up close and personal, but the delivery is virtual!
We begin with an entertaining welcome, setting the stage for you to tap into your creative powers and collaborate. We provide context, inspiration and kick off with a musical performance.
We’ll guide you as you share ideas and craft your own song. Everyone contributes in a lively back and forth; talking, making music and laughter.
The session wraps up as we perform and record. Set up is easy – we use the Zoom conference platform you’re already familiar with.
- Small to Medium – Divide into teams, each going to a virtual breakout room with their own songwriter-leader. Teams create songs and then come back together in main zoom room for song performances and recording. Small groups can stay in 1 room.
- Conferences, Large Groups – As we broadcast from a legendary recording studio, our webinar features musical performance and active participation from everyone. Using our audience response system and live brainstorms, we collectively create a song in real time!
Client Success Stories
How virtual team building works
Prior to all our programs, we work with you to understand your group dynamics, your goals and concerns. We’ll prepare for your session by creating questions and crafting an opening musical performance tailored for your organization.
Our Two Types of Virtual Programs
1) Team Programs – (small to medium size groups)
After the introduction we’ll get conversation started with a few choice questions. One of the attendees will be our lyric scribe, sharing their screen so everyone can see ideas take shape. Those ideas become themes and ultimately your song lyric. We explain rules of brainstorming – there are no bad ideas, no judgment, so everyone feels comfortable contributing.
Participants can sing along and continue to make suggestions as we move toward final performance and recording. You don’t have to worry about being put on the spot or singled out, but you’d be surprised at the number of times we see people sing their ideas and share their talents with the entire team.
For sessions with more than 15 participants, we’ll divide into groups, each group going to a virtual breakout room with their own songwriter-leader. After breakouts, we all join for song performances and a bit of competition. These performances make great post-event video!
2) Webinar Programs – (large groups)
Lights, camera, action – With quality audio and video production, we set the stage for an interactive conference program that truly engages large groups.
We develop custom Q&A for each program, doing in-depth pre-program discovery to create the road map for your session, programming this into our audience response system. We create original music for your event and open with a performance from our broadcast studio.
Using Q&A, polls and live brainstorms, every attendee contributes ideas and provides input. We’ll lead you through a fast paced step-by-step process, building momentum as audience responses and live conversation evolve into your final song lyric. The program ends with performance and recording of your song.
“I cannot overstate how GOOD THIS WAS! I absolutely do hope to work together again soon. The comments from our employees range from ‘amazing’ to ‘wow what fun’. Our global team was engaged and excited at the end of the programs. I felt like you took this as seriously as I did, and it really gave me such comfort knowing how much I could depend on you and your team.” – Nathaniel Hodges, Global Onboarding Manager, M&A at Salesforce
We think virtual team building activities should be as much fun as face to face programs. Don’t settle for anything less!
Why you need virtual team building
While organizations that work remotely have unique challenges, the need for virtual team building programs applies to every group. A well facilitated program will build trust and open lines of communication. You’ll learn more about your colleagues and you’ll discover hidden talents among your co-workers.
For teams who don’t often come together, there’s real need to spend time outside of work tasks – to get a better feel for who team members are. There’s value in doing something fun that also produces results.
Creating better communication – Good conversation and shared accomplishment bring people together. When you engage in a well facilitated team program you’ll have opportunity to spend quality time with everyone, seeing them in a different light. Sit back and listen as you hear someone else explaining how they meet challenges you often have to meet yourself. When you gain encouragement to share thoughts or emotions you can’t typically express at work, you’ll feel more open to honestly communicating work challenges, initiatives or frustrations.
An organized online (a/k/a virtual) program can be surprisingly successful in helping you all feel like you’ve been hanging out…face to face.
Creating better efficiencies – Every organization talks about the need to share best practices. Virtual team building programs allow you to work together to achieve something. Collectively, you’ll solve a problem. Such as starting with a blank canvas and ending up with a completed song. A succesful team program will draw parallels with the way you approach and solve problems in your day-to-day work life. Through team building, you’ll learn that others on your crew are meeting and trying to solve the same challenges you are. By getting to know one another better and building trust, you’ll be more likely to reach out to a colleague to see how they’ve already solved a problem that may be new to you. Imagine how much time that could save?
Feeling less remote – Whether you’re in a cubicle in a shared office space or silo’d at your home office, the feeling of aloneness can be the same. Every relationship we have, be it work or personal, goes through cycles of openness, closedness, ease, frustration and ultimately, renewal! Even with your favorite colleague there are times when tension or miscommunication builds. Remote employees have less opportunity to get past these problems. A great program will get you past the tension and past the mis-understanding that creates needless negativity. Oddly enough, even a virtual program can accomplish this. So yes, virtual team building has real benefits. It will create outcomes you need to be happy and succeed.
Did we say FUN…This isn’t worth doing if it isn’t fun for everyone. You shouldn’t feel like you’re working during a guided team program. The fun will be felt, the work will be invisible and the results will be tangible.