Survey Says Few People Are Happy With Their Jobs

July 17, 2019 WBTV

Groove Management’s Adam Cannavo sat down with Jamie Boll to discuss employee engagement, workplace happiness, job hopping and employee retention on WBTV. See the full segment below. The original WBTV page can be accessed here:

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Groove Management Welcomes Adam Cannavo To The Team

May 2019, Groove Management

Groove Management is excited to announced that seasoned human resources professional, Adam Cannavo has joined the Groove Management team as a Senior Consultant. Adam brings a wealth of HR experience to Groove Management’s thriving human capital consulting practice. According to Groove Management’s CEO, Brian Formato “Adam is a perfect fit for our consulting practice. He brings a business mind, curiosity and a life long learner mindset to our organization. Adam is passionate about learning about different businesses and then bringing his human capital expertise to unlock untapped potential.” Before joining Groove Management, Adam was the Director of HR for Gray Television where he oversaw the HR function for their HR stations. Having played important HR roles at GATX American Steamship Company, UTC Aerospace Systems and Sara Lee, Adam’s diverse HR experience coupled with his Masters degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, MILR from Cornell University make him a great addition to the Groove Management team. Adam is an out of the box thinker who will help us to expand out unique team building offerings and to challenge our clients to think and act differently. As an example of Adam’s philosophy check out his Disrupt HR talk below.

Always Better Than Yesterday with Ryan Hartley

January 5, 2019, Facebook Live

Ep 27 of the Always Better than Yesterday Interview Sessions was with Brian Formato founder of LeaderSurf. I loved hearing about Brian’s leadership retreat concept and how powerful an experiential learning environment is for developing leaders.There was so much value in this conversation that’s it’s hard to pick my favourite parts. I loved two parts of the leadersurf programme. The self discovery and personal growth through reflection and surfing. Secondly, the humanitarian work to help leaders experience the power of servant leadership
I am definitely going to experience this programme one day.
Head over to Facebook | YouTube | iTunes or Spotify Podcast to check out the full interview.
Much love
Ryan 💙

This Vet Found Charlotte’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is Way More Than a Far Off Galaxy- Charlotte Stories- July 2018

“The entrepreneur ecosystem in Charlotte is like a constellation. There are a lot of stars, but it is not well connected. There is no overarching solar system, so it can be confusing to navigate,” he said. “But, there are also a lot of resources. [There are] very accomplished people who are open to sharing their knowledge and experience.” According to Brian Formato, Principal of Groove Management.  Read the full article here

Why I Got The Heck Out Of My House And Started Co-Working- Charlotte Five- February 2017

After 20 plus years of working in cube farms and even a dingy basement for a tech startup, I find my current work environment to be the most flexible and rewarding. My company, Groove Management, is a virtual organization.

I worked from home for a couple of years leading my consulting firm and I was productive, but I was missing something. Community. I believe that we are most productive when we are surrounded by other productive people.

‘Forward-Filling’ Anticipates Job Openings- SHRM- October 2016

Organizational development expert Brian Formato believes that too many employers are content with the idea that average performers are preferable to vacant positions.  Employee retention is a key metric, but Formato, the CEO and principal at Groove Management, an organizational development and human capital consulting firm in Charlotte, N.C., argues that retaining less-than-stellar talent is a compromise that leads to stagnation.

Groove Management Founder, Brian Formato Launches LeaderSurf Leadership Development Company- May 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina, May 19, 2016 - Introducing LeaderSurf LLC, a leadership development program like no other.  Founded as an extension of Groove Management, LeaderSurf combines leadership development with learning to surf.  Read the full release

Groove Management  Joins Leading Dimensions Consulting as An Affiliate- August 2014

Charlotte, North Carolina, August 25, 2014 – Groove Management L.L.C. has joined Leading Dimension Consulting as an affiliate.  Through a partnership with Right Fit Profiles, Groove Management will now be administering the Leading Dimensions Profile assessment tool. Read the full release