I’ve experienced summer and winter trends in fashion but little did I know that the corporate event market is this way as well. Even though this represents only one aspect of the use and application of group drumming or interactive drumming events, this seems to be the most popular way people remember this activity. In the realm of corporate team building, where ideas often cycle through trends and fads like the seasons, I would like to think that group drumming has stood the test of time. However, if we continue the way things seem to be going, once the group has drummed once, the client may not find this activity new and innovative anymore, and ask for a new activity next year. What many may not realize is that what’s often seen as a mere filler activity can be a powerhouse for team building potential, offering far more than just a momentary burst of excitement. The true potential of this work is in the long term effects of the rhythmic team building.

Unveiling the Hidden Potential

Corporate team building activities are essential for fostering camaraderie, improving communication, and enhancing productivity within an organization. While one-off activities like trust fall or escape rooms can indeed inject a sense of high energy into the workplace, they often fall short of delivering lasting benefits. Similarly, Group drumming has been frequently relegated to the sidelines, reserved for occasional events or as brief interludes during conferences. However, its true potential lies in establishing a culture of team building, rather than being a one-time affair. Let’s bring this activity to the workplace and get our teams drumming regularly. It may seem like I’m asking for a lot but this activity will also need to be considered as a part of their work day. You know how much attention students give extracurricular activities? Not much. Hence let’s treat this as important as work, because, you know what? It IS as important as work. And in the long run, it will pay off… 

Shifting Focus: From One-Off to Ongoing

Imagine the difference between attending a single drum circle session and incorporating regular drumming sessions into your corporate culture. The former might provide a momentary thrill, while the latter has the potential to transform your team dynamics in profound ways. Anyone who is offering you superlative results at the end of one of the group drumming sessions is lying to you or is a very good salesman. There is only that much one can do in a short-duration session with a large audience. Yes, we can engage and interact with all of them but more than that, the effects may not be long-lasting. By embracing the idea of ongoing team building activities, such as regular drumming sessions, companies can cultivate a sense of unity and cohesion that transcends the confines of a single event. These activities serve as opportunities for team members to connect on a deeper level, fostering trust, collaboration, and a shared sense of purpose. And we can put our money where our mouth is since we will be documenting the process. This brings us to our next point… 

The Power of Consistency: Tracking Progress

Moreover, the benefits of group drumming can be amplified when progress is tracked systematically. Rather than just enjoying the rhythm in the moment, teams can document their journey and measure improvements over time. Establishing pre-decided parameters, such as communication effectiveness, leadership development, or stress reduction, allows teams to quantify the impact of their efforts. Through regular assessments and feedback sessions, teams can fine-tune their approach and maximize the benefits of group drumming as a team-building tool. We’ll use innovative and scientific methods to collect this data in an objective manner. It may not be a statistically significant or purely quantitative measure but we will be closer to the truth than the current state which is nothing more than inflated superlative talk.

Embracing the Journey

In essence, group drumming offers far more than just a fleeting moment of fun; it provides a platform for continuous growth and development within the workplace. By incorporating drumming sessions into the fabric of corporate culture, organizations can nurture stronger bonds among team members and unlock their full potential as a cohesive unit. So, the next time you are looking for team building activities in Pune, I invite you to think beyond the surface-level excitement. We call this next step ‘Find Your Inner Rhythm’. Consider the power of consistency, the value of ongoing engagement, and the transformative potential of group drumming. After all, building a successful team is not just about creating moments of excitement; it’s about fostering a culture of collaboration and growth that lasts.

Come. Drum. Be One. 
Varun Venkit
Team Taal Inc.