Corporate Team Building & Drumming Benefits
Interactive drumming is a cutting edge corporate team building tool employed by corporations worldwide. Some of the benefits our tailored sessions have helped clients achieve include:
Taking the concept of a band or an orchestra, our facilitation sees each individual or group playing their unique part, yet working in harmony together to create a fantastic musical piece. This yields an immediate and impressive result, possibly the most crucial element of corporate team building... evident in minutes is that the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.
Promoting Cooperative Success:
Our session facilitation highlights the learning of a new skill, and embracement of change as the session evolves. Participants in our team building events learn to listen to each other and work in a cooperative rather than competitive manner. Not every rhythm is instantly grasped by every participant, and that's precisely when teams step up and support each other.
During our leadership workshops self directed team work sees brave leaders encouraged to orchestrate their own pieces. A relaxed yet powerful forum is created where leaders must not only delegate rhythms, but also coordinate members, actively engaging groups for additional performance components. These are truly unique leadership exercises tailored to your company's working style, team interplay and leadership values.
Enhanced Focus & Reenergizing:
The physical act of drumming sees the left and right brain engaged at the same time, which stimulates analytical and creative thought processes. The understanding of rhythm's importance in all areas of life can also be a great insight. These principles often carry over into the workplace and even personal lives.
Stress Release & Relaxation:
Physical in its very nature, drumming can be a great stress release, often "breaking the ice" and leaving delegates feeling relaxed. The feeling experienced after group drumming has been likened to the rejuvenating effect derived from meditation. The effect of drumming on mental states is very profound in that the focus, stress release and group energy after a drum circle all add together to leave people feeling both stimulated, relaxed and receptive. This is effective as a tool to set the atmosphere and tone of conferences, or indeed pick up delegates halfway through retreats when energy levels begin waning.
Breaking Down Barriers:
Our corporate team building events have proved a very useful tool for breaking down barriers between diverse demographics. Regardless of age, sex, culture or job title, participants in our corporate events all come together and share the same musical pulse, contributing to the same piece of music. During the drum circle, playing fields are leveled... one team, one beat. The shared experience then acts as a truly positive reference point for the team to calibrate themselves with.
Interactive drumming puts smiles on dials and leaves participants in great moods. It's a real celebration of people having fun and interacting with one another. For this very reason drumming has been used for centuries to celebrate, reward, inspire... and now, build team spirit in the workforce!
A Truly Unique Experience:
Drumming is extremely memorable given it is such an unusual thing to do in the workplace or at a corporate event. Most people will never have drummed on a traditional African Djembe drum and certainly would not have seen a large group transformed into a unified orchestra before!
A Celebration of Multicultural Diversity:
Drumming is a great way to open people up to the beauty of diverse cultures. It is a universal language and therefore showcases the power of multiculturalism. At the core of all our sessions is non-verbal facilitation - so powerful are the messages found in music!
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