Drumming up team spirit – quickly

Team building doesn’t have to be a lengthy, complicated process. You will be amazed at how quickly drumming with Taka Dun can take a diverse range of individuals and unify them. This is because each delegate in the group is actively involved in the same participation, totally focused and absolutely in the present moment.

This may sound simple. It is and it works. Fast.

So why has Team Building become so complicated?

The simple concept of Team Building emerged way back in the 1920s. Since then a highly competitive industry has been spawned. A host of activities have been created that take employees out of the office environment, it’s departments and hierarchical structures, and attempt to instill a feeling of unity.

The list of activities is extensive. I have personally had to escape a jail cell with my fellow managers in one instance, and been put on a New Age spiritual quest with the rest of my cynical advertising colleagues in another. Both ventures may sound absurd but there were apparently valid reasons for using them as team building exercises. Neither one worked.

With some of these exercises, there is also a sense of exclusion. If it’s a physical activity, there will be someone in the group who isn’t sporty. If it’s an intellectually based one, the non-academics feel left out. What is meant to be fun and unifying can end up being daunting, uncomfortable and can create a sense of segregation.

With the above in mind, let’s take a closer look at group drumming as a means to unity.

Why group drumming is so effective:

  • Our response to rhythm is part of being human. Ever caught yourself tapping your foot to song you don’t even like? Exactly.
  • Pure percussion activities are interesting and fun for everyone, regardless of ethnic and cultural background, musical preferences, or age.
  • Participating in group percussion has physical benefits too. It’s a sustained physical activity that uses your fine motor skills.
  • A strong sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging – suddenly you are in a band, brought together physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • It’s accessible to virtually anyone – you don’t have to be Mozart to join in and play.

In a nutshell, everyone loves it, no one feels excluded from it, and it’s something they can immediately start doing together as a team.

Apart from a means of team building, drumming also has other amazing benefits.

The benefits of regular group drumming:

  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Reduced Depression
  • More resilience to stress and the ability to cope
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers blood Pressure
  • Improves Cardiovascular health
  • Creates a sense of connectedness and community

As a team building exercise, drumming is exceptionally beneficial. With Taka Dun you and your staff will experience a professional drummer as their team explore simple patterns and rhythms in a fun and relaxed way. This will leave you feeling calmer, euphoric and with a real sense of accomplishment.

For further information go to: www.takadundrumming.com

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