Gaining Management Support
If you’re going to set up a choir where you work the first step is to gain support from someone in charge.
Depending on the type of company that you work for, that might be the owner, a company director, a manager or an HR contact.
As The Choir: Sing While You Work shows, singing can bring workers together, break down barriers, encourage better teamwork and build confidence and self-esteem in a workforce. Singing is good for physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Discuss the benefits listed below with your manager, describing how singing in a choir can benefit both the business and the employees.
Benefits for the staff:
- Stress relief, relaxation and improved well-being
- Positive attitude to work and something to look forward to
- Sense of fun and enjoyment
- Increased personal confidence
- Improved communication skills
- Promotes sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour
- Understanding the rewards of hard work
- A creative outlet to balance work and personal time
Benefits for the business:
- Feeling part of a team
- Encourages cooperation and builds trust among employees
- Increased employee fulfilment
- Meeting new colleagues in a different environment
- Strong return on a small investment
- Greater employee retention
- Better teamwork as a result of collective singing
- Can contribute towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Opportunity to reward staff
(Source: Music In Offices)