Take a second, and close your eyes. Imagine yourself sitting in your office. But instead of the usual hustle-bustle of work and colleagues, you see some chairs arranged in a concentric circle. On each of these chairs is a drum (commonly called djembe). You then spend the next hour or so banging on these drums along with your colleagues, enjoying every moment of the enthralling beats. The final outcome: you go back home with some new friends from your office, and some memories to cherish forever.
Even if you don’t want to make a drum circle the main attraction of your corporate event, it can always be used as an energizer. Employees who are sulking and feeling lethargic because of the continuous conferences, get a chance to revitalize with a drum circle of just 15-20 minutes.
A drum circle might just seem like a bunch of people gathering to create a lot of noise. But at the core of it, it is much more than that. Working together to play a steady rhythm takes work. The group can go out of sync instantly if you are not listening closely. This is where drum circles teach employees the art of listening carefully. After a while when everyone is grooving to the beat it will instil in them a sense of unification.
Any organisation flourishes when the employees trust each other. For a drum circle to run successfully, it is important that you trust your fellow colleagues to also play in rhythm. Once this trust has been built, it turns the environment into a playful one. This helps in creating the same high-spirited environment in the office as well.
A drum circle is one such program which can be moulded according to the needs of the organisation. The goal can be centred around fun or team building, or even a combination of both. If your organisation plans for Drum Circle, you can always contact us for an amazing rhythmic team-building activity.