The sound of drums stirs up something ancient and primeval, connecting with our subconscious and emotions without checking in with our conscious processes and barriers first. Team Building with drums bypasses inhibitions and creates a platform for effective communication to take place.
Drumming reduces stress
The rhythmic beat of the drums, the feel of the skins and the vibrations allow for individuals to fade into a collective, cohesive group releasing their tension as they let go of their daily worries.
Breaking down barriers
When we are occupied or engrossed in something as consuming as keeping the beat, we stop thinking about ourselves and become more comfortable focusing on the needs of the group. Barriers are broken down - hierarchy, background, gender, race and language, levelling the field and allowing new and stronger connections to be forged.
Cooperation and communication
The beat of the drum has long been used to communicate messages over distances. While this language has faded largely into time, drumming sessions are very effective in setting the scene for further Team Building Activities. When the group is working in unison, where everyone is involved in the process, they will be more accessible, attentive and receptive to instruction and taking on-board new ideas.
Stress, fear, uncertainty, negativity, self-doubt are all productivity killers. Drumming releases people of these burdens and allows them to realise that they achieved something good as part of a team. Further challenges will be met with more positive attitude as a result of the increased moral achieved during a drumming session.