A business team building experience
a comprehensive one-day focused team development experience, with learning transfer back to the workplace.
Team development and culture change
Enjoy the experience of working on an exceptional corporate business team building day.
The Band In A Day team building experience was created as an opportunity for corporate teams on a fun team development method (music & live band experience), exploring how they work collaboratively and behaviourally.
Band In A Day is a one-day focused team development experience. We bring one of your organisation’s teams out of their comfort zone, leveraging the learning from team psychological principles and team group dynamics. Band In A Day was created by Peter O’Connor during 2017/18. He is one of Ireland’s most experienced corporate team facilitators. Peter co-facilitates the day, along with Ally Donald, a professional musician and accomplished music teacher and musical director. Band In A Day features an energising & highly engaged learning experience which will provide any business or team serious about teamwork and alignment, with a new edge in working together. The day experience is also focused on the teams ultimate performance of a song at the close of the day. Yes, YOUR Team will be challenged to perform (for example) a classic 80’s rock song on the day, suited & booted for the occasion. This is a highly entertaining way to learn and can bring long term business rewards through improvements in team development and culture. An accelerated Instrument learning & coaching method has been developed to make this work.
How is the day constructed?
We have cleverly designed a very focused Band In A Day to bring your corporate team’s prior learning and group dynamic into a coherent (music) development challenge.
Band In A Day is always a business performance centred event, but it is also a whole lot of fun for participants. In a fast paced day, your team will perform (as a band) one-minute of an 80’s rock song (90’s/00’s for younger groups). The environment used for this event (a theatre for larger teams) will have both formal in informal elements, including fit-for-purpose music studios.
We guide all attending through a learning process, supporting band members to play their part in the dynamic band’s live performance. All instrumentation (guitars, drums, percussion, sound & video equipment) is supplied. As an indoor team building activity, it has been designed to yield considerable learning transfer back to the workplace. Using (optional) DiSC® team learning principles, we help participants understand how the team creatively engages and achieves within their own mini-team day. Ultimately learning and performing their song as a team.
Each participant/band member will have useful and interesting roles & take-away learning, to bring back to the workplace. Everyone has a meaningful role. All with be either guided to play or perform and support and learning to be a real team.
An opportunity for teams to use a fun team development method to explore how they work as a group, both collaborating and learning about their team’s behaviour and teamwork.
Band In A Day will influence and impact the team group dynamics and improve collaboration in a team . Performance of the song requires flexing, motivation, learning & team dynamics to be addressed as part of the process and the live performance.
Build a deepening level of trust between individuals and engaged in productive dialogue, through the band/ team experience that is required throughout the day.
Bring the leadership aspects out for discussion in the Band In A Day process, including up front engagement before the team day, during the work, and post team day action planning.
During the debrief sessions we explore the teams communications and dynamics, to make certain there is a transfer of learning back to the team’s workplace, and to ensure a clear return on investment.
What Is The Result?
Play the video below to learn more about Band In A Day . Due to GDPR & privacy issues, we are unable to show live video of an event here. We have launched the programme with live events since April 2019.
“Brilliant day. Brilliant team bonding and genuine learning. A big thanks to Peter and Ally. “
“A great day, and a most enjoyable team building exercise I have ever participated in. The debriefing session was excellent and gives the whole experience an edge over the usual team building activities.”
“A unique team building experience. I never considered myself musical in any way and I was quite nervous. The facilitation team was brilliant and to my amazement I found myself learning to play lead guitar! I also gained several insights into my leadership style – just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks.”
“A great workshop. Practical team development with a twist. I would recommend evaluating it.”