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Back to School: 3 Ways To Use Rhythm In The Classroom

Nicole Hradek Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The first day of school is one of the most exciting and anxious days for teachers. You greet about 100 fresh young faces that are excited, and anxious, too, or they do not want to be there. Usually, at least as a high school math teacher, you spend the first day going over the syllabus, reviewing classroom rules, sharing minimal information about yourself, and doing an icebreaker with the kids. I was a tough teacher and jumped into the first lesson!

As back to school is in full swing most places, I thought this would be the perfect time to share three ways I would change my first day of school and how I would use Rhythm to do it. You may not be involved in a classroom but could use these ideas with your corporate training programs or even with your own children.

5 Steps to Having a Productive Virtual Monthly Meeting

Nicole Hradek Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Remote workers and companies are becoming more popular these days. In 2015, Gallup reported 37% of workers said they worked remotely, up from just 9% in 1995. How do companies keep their employees updated and also keep the culture alive without having to spend time and money on travel every month? At Rhythm Systems, we decided to have virtual monthly meetings to accommodate those who are unable to fly or drive to Charlotte every month and still keep the company connected and up to date.

Honestly, our first virtual meeting was a disaster! We have about 12 employees who live in Charlotte so we met in the office while the 6 remote team members dialed-in and only used audio. The team in the room fed off of each other’s energy. We were loud, excited, and frankly rude to our virtual coworkers. Since they were not physically in the room, we acted as if they were not even a part of the meeting.

How to Use Your Main Thing to Engage Your Team (Video)

Nicole Hradek Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Most of you have probably wrapped up your Annual Planning sessions and feel prepared for 2017. You have the best 3-5 initiatives to move your business forward this year, you have your targets in place and set high, you have your theme or Main Thing that you and the executive team are so excited about - it’s really going to motivate all your employees! You have it all organized in Rhythm or a spreadsheet, and then what? How do you keep your team motivated all year and use your Main Thing to keep employees engaged and focused on your initiatives and targets? There are certainly many right answers to this, but I thought I would share what we did at Rhythm Systems since we do practice what we preach!

4 Rhythm Habits You Can Improve (Video)

Nicole Hradek Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

At Breakthrough Conference 2016, there was a breakout session called Rhythm Hacks, Tips, and Tricks presented by yours truly! It was a great workshop where I hope I was able to deliver little secrets that you may not have known about our software. But, since not everyone who reads our blogs uses Rhythm software, I thought I would share part of my session that can apply to all Rhythm fans!

From helping clients and seeing their dashboards, I’ve come up with a list of things that most teams could improve. Even if you don’t use the Rhythm software but implement Rhythm habits (i.e., Weekly Adjustment Meetings, Red-Yellow-Green), these may be some easy adjustments to make your and your team’s execution more robust.

Top 5 Reasons to Register Now for Breakthrough Conference 2016

Nicole Hradek Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Rhythm Systems is hosting the Breakthrough Conference 2016 in Charlotte, NC on October 18-19. Save the date for 1.75 days full of breakthrough team execution. Now is the best time to recruit your team, get your tickets, and book your rooms. Why register now? What’s the hurry if the conference isn’t until October? Well, I’m glad you asked! I have compiled a list of the best five reasons why you should not wait to buy your tickets.