If you’re a team leader or change maker,
chances are you bring people together.
At BOxD, we know how important it is to nail those big, transformative meetings.
Our consultants have decades of experience leading virtual and in-person workshops that focus on:
That’s why we put together this BEST MEETING EVER playlist. It’s been expertly crafted by facilitation pros to support the goals of different workshop sections and is perfectly timed to keep participants on track.
If you’re tired of hearing Pharrell’s “Happy” at every single work retreat since 2014 (no offense, we love Pharrell), you’re not alone. Read on.
Why is it so hard to get this playlist right?
Because meetings are typically about progress, the general tone should be upbeat and convey that you’re doing something significant together. But the music shouldn’t be so happy that it reeks of toxic positivity.
Most songs with lyrics can be distracting. Conversely, many instrumental songs can feel cheesy.
What are the guiding scientific principles
we used to build our awesome meeting playlist?
Break it down for me.
What kind of music do we want for each phase of the meeting?
|Phase||What’s Happening||What We Want Participants to Feel/Do|
|Open||People are filtering into the room. Some are chatting with each other, making small talk with the group or in the chat. Some are checking their phones or finishing up an email.|
|Breaks||People are taking bio breaks, checking their phones, or chatting with other people. Some may need to clear their mental state from the previous activity.|
|Brainstorming||People are challenging their thinking and generating new ideas.|
|People are narrowing down ideas, with very active discussion.|
|Lunch||People are fueling up on food and conversation.|
|Energizers||We're waking people up through a series of activities.|
|Reflection||People are reflecting on the time they've spent together. This typically includes a change they need to make themselves.|
|Close||People are probably tired! For in-person workshops, many will stick around to talk to each other or to the leaders of the meeting.|