Sounds building and drum circle: experiential training with music and percussions. This particular team building category is characterized by the use of music. How do we do it in TeamWorking with our Corporate Orchestra activity?
This Team Building activity perfectly suits small teams and groups of hundreds of people. Energy flows differently, but in both cases we can work on very deep communication dynamics. In small groups it’s easier to work on listening, comprehension, complementarity and spirit of sharing. In a Corporate Orchestra of many components, on the contrary, we can highlight sense of belonging, team integration and an unconscious common rhythm.
First of all we present the language of music, and each participant has some time to take confidence, get free from shyness and prejudices. Then we work on voice and sound, experiencing strong relational dynamics in a group context. The training activity follows different steps: awareness of our own role, alignment and collaboration, team motivation, harmony and integration between the different functions. During the activity the team will develop such skills as mutual listening, communication, energy, attention and willingness to get involved. Musical approach, in fact, produces a high level of emotional engagement.
A drum circle is a group of people who sit in circle playing percussions. They do not prepare for an exhibition: it’s an experience in itself. The number of participants can vary. The main purpose is to share a rhythm and to be in harmony with ourselves and others. In the drum circle there’s not spectators, everybody is part of the musical experience. There’s no teacher, just a coach who gives his best to create team spirit.
The participants of a drum circle and a corporate orchestra enrich one another, celebrating a community through rhythm and music. Whoever starts playing can offer something to the others, who will understand and continue his/her rhythm. The magic of music overpasses age, gender, religion, race and culture. The keywords? Cooperation and team work. The result? A musical performance created at the moment by all the participants.