Why employee engagement activities in companies? And why not just focus on the task at hand and team it up with a good pay package?
For starters, we’re an emotional bunch and love to add a bit of masala into everything, even our work lives. Today, most start-ups don’t bother with offices of their own and enjoy working from the nearest coffee shop or co-working space. We have the freedom to work from anywhere and yet we hover closest to others in a similar setting. In fact, we’ve recently seen a rise of Group Drumming inquiries at co-working spaces. This furthers our belief that whether your company has 50 employees or 500, the need to create a bond with those around you, connect with them on a non-work level helps build roots or an anchor for these people and that is what keeps a person loyal to a company (sometimes more than a handsome salary). Hence: group activities for employees or employee engagement activities in companies are the need of the hour.
More importantly, is the experience of a state of FLOW. Research says that ‘being in a state of FLOW’ is nothing but being 100% engrossed in all that you’re doing. Drumming is one such activity. While you are drumming, your conscious mind is occupied with a complex motor coordination activity and hence the subconscious mind starts being tapped into. This is our reservoir of latent potential… THIS is what we are awakening through drumming through various exercises that Taal Inc. has pioneered… Drumming in a group creates a forum to truly listen to one another because if not, you won’t be drumming with each other but AT each other.
So, here’s what we suggest: List down the times you’ve engaged in an activity where you’ve simply forgotten about all else for that time… Pick one activity and do it. Wake up every morning, run, chant, do tai chi, learn the djembe, bake, study the abacus, learn sign language, and engage in an act of kindness every day.
Given this background, think about it, where else will you have a safe and secure atmosphere to let go and express pent up frustration? Where else will you be able to feel the energy of drumming with a hundred people and yet the calm pulse of your heartbeat? Where else will you feel emotions fully and unobtrusively without any impending thoughts but at a Taal Inc. Drum Circle?
Drumming is meditation, made easy…
Come. Drum. Be One.