NEW! Team building overview video

Our New Team building overview video has launched!

Many companies are looking for new team building ideas or different team building activities to get away from the old clichéd same old same old. That’s why Rock and Roll Experience have kicked off the summer with a new team building overview video to highlight our best events and help you decide what’s best for your company.

Rock & Roll Experience offer a range of different corporate team building music events to fit every team building need. These range from short ice breakers up to whole day team building sessions, from five people to five thousand and anything in between.team building overview, team building ideas, team building activities, music team building

But for all of our team building events we aim to make a real difference to a team whilst having a great time using music and we are also happy to tailor an event to your company so that its even more unique.

All of our team building events are completely adaptable to meet any budget, any time frame, any location, any group size, and suitable for any person.

The teams are guided by professional musicians and expert facilitators to find solutions to challenges and to work together towards the common musical goal.

Check out our new team building overview video below which shows you the different events we offer and remember all our events are for any age group, any physical ability, any skill set and best of all no experience is necessary. In fact we prefer it that way because then everyone is really challenging themselves and being forced to succeed well out their comfort zone.

Browse the website or get in touch to find out more or book a session.

 

Team building checklist – team building planning tips

Simple Team Building Checklist

 Team building checklist tips to help you plan a team building event

If you are looking to plan a team building event for your company, you want to ensure that you book something that is fun and engaging but also fulfils its purpose and has a positive effect on everyone involved. Here are a few simple steps for you to think about before you begin your research with our team building checklist.

Team building checklist, team building, events, corporate events1. Identify company needs

The first question you should ask yourself is, “What needs to be improved in the corporation and what do you want from the team building activity?” If you can establish this in the first instance then you can target your search for activities on the most effective options to achieve the desired result. You need to ensure you are aware of the aims and outcomes of the chosen team building event before you start researching the different types of events.

2. Budget

Most team building companies are flexible with their pricing and can change the event to help accommodate you. So it does help to be forth coming with the amount you are willing to spend so that they can help you find an activity that fits in with your costings. Most team building companies have a variety of different activities and events with various pricing levels so there is something for everyone.

3. Venue

Perhaps you have a favourite luxurious hotel in London or, depending on the event you choose, you may wish to have the activity take place at your premises. In a lot of cases the team building company can organise the venue for you or are happy to just guide you to get the right venue and ensure you have thought about the logistics for the day. Just remember to think about the size of rooms, layout,  location, accessibility for staff and potential AV equipment.

4. Agenda

Its always good when planning something for your staff to write up an agenda and programme for the day. It will help prevent you from forgetting anything but also these types of events do tend to run over so its good to have a timescale of what you would like to happen and when you would like your team building to start and finish. The team building company will be there to ensure their part of the day runs smoothly but in between you may wish to have an inspirational guest speaker or a member of your management team talk about the success of the company and his or her views for the future. You will have lunch, tea breaks, etc so all of this should be taken into consideration prior to the booking of an event so you know how the day or days are going to run.

rock and roll experience 5. Talk to your staff

This is very important. If employees are asked for ideas then they need to be dealt with constructively. If the ideas are dismissed or ignored it tends to make people feel they have wasted their time or are not a valued staff member. Everyone will have different views on what they consider to be beneficial for the company and what they think will be a good team building event. Depending on how big your company is you may wish to have a few smaller meetings with each team leader to establish everyone’s views and ideas. You can then take 3 of these options and request quotes from each company you have selected.

6. Open your mind

Finally be open minded because you may find that the majority of your employees want to go for something totally different to what you expected. But that’s ok because it’s predominantly down to them and if your staff are happy then you should be happy. Team building is an extremely important and vital part of any company. In recent years it has become more popular and has been proven to increase employee moral and positivity, which in turn will have a huge impact on the success of your company.

We hope our Team building checklist has been of help to you and will help you to book an amazing team building activity for your staff. If you would like to have more information about the events on our website then please Get in touch today for a no obligation quote.

6 Essential steps to help working together in the workplace

 Working together at work is crucial

Here’s how to make it happen

Were put together 6 essential steps to help working together in the workplace and help make your office environment more harmonious. The concept of your employers working well together seems like an easy one, you all come to the same building, to work hard, to better yourselves professionally in order to earn more and progress in life; it sounds simple. However there are a few things that you can adhere to thus ensuring that the work journey for you and your staff is a successful one.

1. Respect Space

The first step to working together is ensuring that you respect one another’s space. If you are constantly stepping on your colleagues toes or being overbearing within the workplace you may find that the office harmony isn’t so great and that they don’t want to work with you. So always ask before entering a persons cubicle or office, be respectful and they will in turn do the same to you. It’s important that everyone feels like they have control of their work area.

2. Respect Time

The second step and also just as important as the first is respect people’s time. If you are allowed access to a colleagues work space try and refrain from discussing personal issues, unless they are also a friend and the conversation is not predominately work related. If not then stick to the point and be professional. Your colleague might be working to am important deadline and their time is just as valuable as yours.

3. Reward and Encourage

The third step to working well with your colleagues is to encourage those working with and around you to be as creative as possible. Also try to be appreciative of each other. Everyone is a valuable asset to the company and this appreciation will spur everyone to work harder for the same goal. So a pat on the back or a high five can really go a long way in ensuring everyone is working hard and feels good about themselves. As a manager or team leader you have greater control over rewarding those around you with bonuses or other perks, such as a day off, gym membership, or perhaps start a employer of the month system to help people achieve their work goals.

4. Take advantage of resources

Another good way to provide a positive atmosphere within the workplace is to ensure that all staff have access to training programmes that help workers become more efficient in their roles. More available resources make people feel more confident when doing their jobs and it gives them that extra support without having to constantly ask managers if they are stuck.

5. Be Supportive

Offering support in person to each person working with you or under you is something a lot of employers forget. It is important that the workplace maintains an open-door policy that encourages all staff to come to you with problems that they cannot resolve on their own. If you cannot help, you can direct that person toward the benefits or resources that can help them.

6. Arrange Fun Events

Finally, organise some team building activities for your company, as the rewards from high team effectiveness are well worth it. This is why team building activities really do help your business by enhancing employee relationships thus making your office environment a good one to work in.
If you are looking for a different team building event that will help your employees engage with each other and build a greater bond, then get in contact today for a chat or a no obligation quote.

 

Are you a Walking Dead Fan?

Love The Walking Dead? Bring the zombie vibe to your team building event!

walking dead, zombies, thriller, team building, dance, music, corporate eventWith season 7 of the highly addictive television programme The Walking Dead being back on our screens, we are sure you are enjoying this blood thirsty knuckle ride of show! And for that reason we feel it’s right time to mention our zombie themed team building event.

Our thriller dance team building event is fun and energising and is ideal if you are looking for something a little different to bring your work colleagues together. Using professional choreographers, we teach you the iconic moves from the famous Thriller dance routine before bringing it all together to learn it for a full performance. Absolutely no dance experience is required and even those with two left feet and no rhythm will still find it easy to join in.

Then once you have mastered the dance its time to transform you all into some authentic gruesome zombies. We will give you a short tutorial on how to become a realistic zombie but you might not need help if you are already a Walking Dead fan. We then supply you with some nice blood splattered costumes so you can truly get into character, we also have Michael’s iconic red and black track suit so someone can become the legend himself! If you have a CEO or manager with a good sense of fun then it can work really well for them to play the part of Jacko.

If you want this as a shorter energiser session, then we can avoid the zombie make-up and get right down to it with the dance routine. Whatever you decide it will be a unique event that will be remembered in years to come.

So whether you want this as a smaller group affair for two hours with zombie makeovers, or a 30 minute energiser at a large conference, this Thriller team building event will leave your audience laughing and pumped up with excitement.

“We are often invited to PA/EA functions and I can safely say this was the best event I’ve been to in my 7 years as a PA. The event was well organised, the staff were superb and the activities were all of a high standard. Kindest Regards, Charlotte.”

Why not film the fun? Our film crew can capture all the fun in high definition and edit it for you to keep those zombie memories for all to enjoy.

Contact us to see how we can bring your next team building event to life.

 

 

Team Building Brochure 2017

Team Building brochure 2017 Launched!

Are you looking for new team building ideas or different team building activities? That’s why Rock and Roll Experience have kicked off 2017 with a new team building brochure to highlight our best events and help you decide what’s best for your company. Rock & Roll Experience offer a range of different corporate team building music events to fit every team building need. These range from short ice breakers up to whole day team building sessions, from five people to five thousand and anything in between.
team building brochure, music team building, team building ideasBut for all of our team building events we aim to make a real difference to a team whilst having a great time using music and we are also happy to tailor an event to your company so that its even more unique.

All of our team building events are completely adaptable to meet any budget, any time frame, any location, any group size, and suitable for any person.

The teams are guided by professional musicians and expert facilitators to find solutions to challenges and to work together towards the common musical goal.

See a list below of some of the events we offer with a guide to how many people and for what time frame they work best. Click on each event link to see the event details in full and watch the videos.

Or scroll down and click the big red button (you can’t miss it!) to see our team building brochure to get the over view and videos links for each event.

Team Build Events

Rock & Roll Experience
Timescale: 3 hours to 1 day
Group size: 5-55

Rock and Roll Choir
Timescale: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Group size: 5-1000+

Junk Percussion
Timescale: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Group size: 5-100+

Thriller Experience
Timescale: 30 minutes to 2.5 hours
Group size: 5-1000+

Make a Music Video
Timescale: 2 hours to 1 day
Group size: 5-60+

Boom Whackers
Timescale: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Group size: 5-100+

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Thriller Team Building Dance Event

The Thriller Team Building Experience

Our Thriller team building dance event is so exciting that even the undead become energized. Oh yes, here we take Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller dance routine and give your work colleagues the chance to be the stars of the show.

Using professional choreographers, we teach you the classic moves from the famous Thriller routine before bringing it all together to learn it for a full performance. Absolutely no dance experience is required and even those with two left feet will have no trouble joining in. thriller team building

Our make-up artist will then give you a short tutorial on how to transform yourselves into realistic zombies and  provide the make up and costumes. All that is left now is to get focused, get into character and give the performance of your lives. We also have Michael’s iconic red and black track suit so someone can become the legend himself! If you have a CEO or manager with a good sense of fun then it can work really well for them to play the part of Jacko.

If you want this as a shorter energiser session, then we can avoid the zombie make-up and get right down to it with the dance routine, whatever you decide it will be a unique event that will be remembered in years to come.

So whether you want this as a smaller group affair for two hours with zombie makeovers, or a 30 minute energiser at a large conference, this Thriller team building event will leave your audience laughing and pumped up with excitement.

“We are often invited to PA/EA functions and I can safely say this was the best event I’ve been to in my 7 years as a PA. The event was well organised, the staff were superb and the activities were all of a high standard. Kindest Regards, Charlotte “

Why not film the fun? Our film crew can capture all the fun in high definition and edit it for you to keep those zombie memories for all to enjoy.

Get in touch today for a no obligation quote.

 

Shine Like A Star With Our Rock and Roll Choir

Shine like a star and sing your way to success with our rock and roll choir team building event. Singing has always  been big business and now with the likes of Gary Barlow launching his new Saturday night talent show “Let it Shine” or Simon Cowell with the “X Factor”, it seems more and more people are singing their hearts out and enjoying their moment in the limelight.rock choir, rock and roll, gary barlow, let it shine, simon cowell, x factor, team building

Singing together is one of the best teambuilding activities you can do.  Why?  Because singing in a choir improves confidence and communication between people, reduces their stress levels and increases their sense of wellbeing and alertness. Our Rock and Roll Choir Team Building Event workshops can be a large or small group activity that creates harmony whilst providing loads of fun. With our trained vocalists we will take the teams through some enjoyable vocal and rhythm exercises. Amidst much laughter, a journey of discovery is undertaken in which a harmonious, unified team is created. At the end they will be able to sing a popular tune as a choir group with surprisingly good results.

No previous singing experience is needed for these workshops. We choose easily accessible songs from the rock and pop world. This can be based upon the ethos of your company, a recent project, or simply chosen by us. Our choir events can run as a short ice breaker or energizer session, as well as a longer team building event which allow the delegates to write their own lyrics to a famous song which could be linked to your company or left open to their imagination.

So why choose the Rock and Roll choir? Here’s a list that highlights the benefits of this event:

  • Improving communication between departments, management and co-workers.
  • Increase effectiveness in accomplishing a goal.
  • Better team and better leadership skills.
  • Uplifting morale and team spirit
  • Bringing a sense of harmony into the work place.
  • Developing co-operation and trust.
  • Bonding and motivation.
  • Better interpersonal relationships.
  • Increased motivation and a sense of achievement.
  • More energy and receptivity.
  • Learning acute listening skills.
  • Increasing focus, alertness and concentration.

Take a look at our video below of  a recent Rock and Roll choir event. If you like it and want more information get in contact today for a no obligation quote.

Top Team Building Tips

 Follow our team building tips for maximum success

Within any organisation team building and teamwork skills are critical for the effectiveness of how your business is run. Understanding teamwork can make you a more effective manager and employee. Here are some team building tips to help.

The first crucial factor of a teamwork success is that all employees are working towards the same goals and have the same views on what they are trying to achieve. This relies on good communication within the team and that everyone gets on enough to work to their full capacity; harmony within the workplace is very important.

The other important element is the diversity of skills and personalities. This is when people use their strengths in full, but are also compensating for each other’s weaknesses.teambuilding top tips

Here are some additional team building tips and ideas to help your business succeed:

  • Make sure that the team goals are totally clear, completely understood and accepted by each team member.
  • Make sure everyone within the company is aware of what they are responsible for and what their roles are. Do your best to avoid overlaps of authority. For example, if there is a risk that two team members will be competing for control in a certain area, try to divide that area into two distinct parts and give each person more control in one of those parts, according to those individual’s strengths.
  • Try to involve the whole team in the decision making process. For example, use group sessions to discuss ideas and solutions to problems. What you want to achieve here is that each team member feels his or her ownership in the final decision, solution, or idea and that everyone’s views and opinions are heard. The more he or she feels this way, the more likely he or she is to agree with and commit to the decided line of action and will work harder to achieve it.
  • Make sure there are no blocked lines of communications and you and your people stay fully informed.
  • Build trust with your team members by spending one on one time in an atmosphere of openness and honesty. Be loyal to your employees if you expect the same back from them.
  • Allow your office team members to build trust and openness between each other in team building activities and events. Give them some opportunities of extra social time with each other in an atmosphere that encourages open communication. For example, in a group lunch on Friday or a drink after work paid for by the company.
  • Be careful with interpersonal issues. Recognise them early and deal with them untill they are resolved.
  • Never miss opportunities to empower your employees. Say thank you or show appreciation of an individual team player’s work. Always try to stay positive.
  • Do not limit yourself to negative feedback. Be fair. Whenever there is an opportunity, give positive feedback.
Finally, though teamwork and team building can be challenging, the rewards from high team effectiveness are well worth it. This is why team building activities really do help your business by enhancing employee relationships thus making your office environment a good one to work in.
If you are looking for a different team building event that will help your employees engage with each other and build a greater bond, then get in contact today for a chat or a no obligation quote.

 

Collaboration – Building Effective Teams

A key aspect when developing an effective work team is collaboration. The word collaboration can be defined as, “To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.”

So essentially this is about team work. Working together to achieve a common goal. Continue reading “Collaboration – Building Effective Teams”

Self Esteem and Team Esteem

We are all familiar with self esteem; our own opinion and perception of ourselves, but many of us pass each working day without considering our team esteem at work.

A successful team will have a good team esteem. Each individual team member will share a general positive feeling about the team and perceive it to be doing things well. A team with low team esteem will be much less effective, will experience more internal conflict, and stress levels will be higher.

Of course conflict will occur in any team but a successful team recognises conflict as a good thing. It is a welcome way to challenge their own ideas and each member is receptive to differing views from their team mates, and ready to take these ideas on board and challenge their own views. Continue reading “Self Esteem and Team Esteem”