Break down barriers to create a more open organization. Align to a common goal, mission or vision. Improve communications through accurate feedback. Accelerate productivity by motivating staff and getting them to listen to each other!
Lead With Rhythm‘s team building program has never been so effective, and is guaranteed to build powerful teams and unite companies. Each individual brings their unique sound into the mix to create a one-of-a-kind percussive orchestra. The orchestra is uniquely yours in that it wouldn’t be the same without those people who are taking part. This is truly a case of unity through diversity.
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust one another.
~ Simon Sinek
Team Building With A Drum Circle
Team building through the interactive process of a Lead With Rhythm drum circle is a relatively new approach to employee productivity that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Successful corporations know that good team building improves the success rate, not only of the team, but of the corporation. But, knowing how to create truly effective teams is a distinct set of skills that is rarely taught to the employees who would be in a position to implement them.
Why is team building needed in a corporate environment?
There are two obstacles to team building in the corporate environment. Unlike sports, where it is known that the team has to work together, corporations are often highly competitive environments. People who view their co-workers primarily as competitors, are unlikely to interact in a constructive team setting. In addition, employees are accustomed to passively accept the work assigned to them by their bosses and working primarily towards doing only those specific tasks that they believe will please their boss. Building a successful team requires a significant shift in these two patterns of interaction.
A good team’s members will help one another overcome obstacles and improvise new and better ways of accomplishing all of the goals that the team faces, versus the segregation borne of focusing on individual tasks. This makes the entire team more productive. Plus, as humans are social by nature, this interaction makes the work place more enjoyable.
Drum circles achieve employee unity in the workplace.
Drum circles are a highly effective way of introducing the revised shift in attitudes necessary for building teams. While an individual can beat on a drum and produce a rhythm, it only becomes true music when a group of people play together. A drum circle facilitator teaches the basics of drumming, then guides the group into creating a musical experience.
The type of facilitation used can be a major factor. A too highly structured drum circle can emphasize the mindset of only just following instructions. The ideal type of facilitation to kick start or improve team building is one in which the participants are encouraged to improvise within the rhythm structure provided by the facilitator.
The process then brings the group back together in a nonverbal form of team interaction. The group learns how to listen to what is going on and respond to it in a way that adds to the total product. Once people do this in a setting that is fun, they can then carry it back to their regular work tasks, resulting in better communications and increased effectiveness.
Our team building philosophy
Helping people to find their own inner sense of rhythm takes very little guidance and can be done spontaneously in the middle of an ongoing rhythmic drum beat. Natural rhythm flows within all of us. Our hearts beat to a rhythm, we walk to a rhythm, many aspects of our daily lives are done to a rhythm. Whenever we hear drumming, we begin to move to the universal rhythm inside us all. The drum connects your heart to your hands. We start out a beat, we just follow the beat, and all of a sudden we are improvising, experiencing and talking with our drums.
You are the instrument, the drum becomes your voice. Drumming conversations begin to emerge as people become connected beyond the music being played. They are finding their inner natural rhythm.
Lead With Rhythm team building will enable you to:
Break down barriers to create a more open organization
Align to a common goal, mission or vision
Improve communications through accurate feedback
Accelerate productivity by motivating staff and getting them to listen to each other