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Team Building Drumming?

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I have a client who has a newly formed team of 5 including the leader.

He is looking for something innovative to aid exploration of how they plan to work together, how to aid each other through stressful situations etc.

I mentioned that there are companies who offer teambuilding /drumming, and he is interested in more information.

There are many companies offering such a service- can anybody make any recommendations?

Thanks

Karin

14 Responses

  1. Get Drumming

    Hi Karin

    I have successfully used drumming in the design and delivery of learning events such as team building and leadership myself and am very happy to recommend Drumpulse (http://www.drumpulse.com). They are very focused on achieving the outcomes you are looking for and I have had excellent results from working with them. They can provide a stand alone session or work within a larger event you are organising and focus on what you want your delegates to achieve and learn from the experience.

    They provide a wider range of offerings than just drumming, in fact when I was talking with them recently they mentioned they they were also using singing. They have another website which describes other events, http://www.creativeeteamevents.com, which may also be worth looking at. They work across the UK and even abroad.

    I have been working on the design of a team event that includes drumming as part of it in the past week. I am happy to talk with you further if that would be helpful, just send me a message.

    Many thanks

    Rosanne

  2. Not drumming but…

    Not exactly drumming but if you want something a little different…

    Pegasus courses are amazing and without a doubt the best trainers I have ever experienced.

    http://www.nlp-now.co.uk/

     

     

     

  3. Drumming workshop providers

     Hi Julie MY CEO recommended these to me a couple of years ago as running a very good team building workshop Best Dave
                                                                                                                                    
    If you have any queries please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 88 77 9248
    The Drum Cafe UK, Fisher Building, 118 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DJ London, England
    Drum Cafe UK is based in London, but we do events anywhere in the World. Please visit our website for more information.
     
  4. My Two Cents…

    Thinking about it from a delegate perspective, if this were a new team I would be really worried that this is a bit of a ‘wacky’ scenario to put people in.

    The best team-building events I have participated in have been ones that have a clear sense of purpose. Things like drumming etc do nothing other than line the pockets of businesses jumping on a trendy bandwagons, so we tend to veer more towards community based projects (like the recent renovation of a garden in a residential unit for vulnerable young adults). Also, they remind me of something David Brent might do to appear ‘with it’.

    On a final note, I would avoid at all costs anything that requires people to sing! Singing is such a personal thing, and as someone whom it has taken 20 years to muster the courage to sing in public, I would run a mile at the slightest suggestion that I was to bear such an intimate part of my being to a group of people I barely know! 

  5. Teambuilding / drumming

     Hi Karin,

    I am a Romanian coach, and my company has these kind of programs among its offers: drumming / teambuilding. We are doing it with the best Romanian percutionist and we are integrating coaching with drumming for an accurate experience of team, hearing, paying attention, positive attitude etc.

    If your client want to experience a different kind of culture beside the teambuilding, we may be his choice:)

    You can contact me at [email protected]

     

    My best regards,

     

    Dana

  6. Team building

    Hi there, we offer experiential team building that is fun & memorable and also enables teams to explore how they work & take practical information on personalities, processes etc back into a working environment that can be applied to the everyday job.

    We design bespoke programmes to suit client needs with regard to location, outcomes, team profile, time available, budget etc

    Please get in touch if we can be of any help at Katalan Ltd, 07771 638211 or http://www.katalan.co.uk

    Best wishes in your search

     

     

    Kathy

  7. Drumming CAN be powerful as part of teambuilding

    Hello Karin

    I work with a brilliant drum circle facilitator called Sharon Stone, from Organic Rhythm. I think that drumming is a  really powerful activity on its own, but for team development, works best when combined with other team development activities. Drumming helps teams to:

    •    Celebrate achievements and successes
    •    Create a strong team spirit
    •    Share a powerful sense of collective enjoyment
    •    Experience a deep connection with each other
    •    Promote listening, communication and co-operation
    •    Reduce stress and tension
    •    Feel energised and motivated

    Drumming together can improve team working and social relationships through greater empowerment, better communication, increased confidence, and deeper connections with others, and actively making music together creates a strong sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging, and the sustained repetition of the steady beat acts to bring people together physically, emotionally, and mentally.

    Drumming has been shown to boost the immune system, increase sensory awareness, physical dexterity and fine motor skills, and reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress – so its all really good stuff.

    When combined with other team development activites, the whole event can be really powerful and transformative. I’m happy to share further information on the sorts of activites we do and how it all fits together if you’d like to contact me directly: [email protected]

    I hope this is helpful

    Best wishes

    Nicki

     

  8. Drumming CAN be powerful as part of teambuilding

    Hello Karin

    I work with a brilliant drum circle facilitator called Sharon Stone, from Organic Rhythm. I think that drumming is a  really powerful activity on its own, but for team development, works best when combined with other team development activities. Drumming helps teams to:

    •    Celebrate achievements and successes
    •    Create a strong team spirit
    •    Share a powerful sense of collective enjoyment
    •    Experience a deep connection with each other
    •    Promote listening, communication and co-operation
    •    Reduce stress and tension
    •    Feel energised and motivated

    Drumming together can improve team working and social relationships through greater empowerment, better communication, increased confidence, and deeper connections with others, and actively making music together creates a strong sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging, and the sustained repetition of the steady beat acts to bring people together physically, emotionally, and mentally.

    Drumming has been shown to boost the immune system, increase sensory awareness, physical dexterity and fine motor skills, and reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress – so its all really good stuff.

    When combined with other team development activites, the whole event can be really powerful and transformative. I’m happy to share further information on the sorts of activites we do and how it all fits together if you’d like to contact me directly: [email protected]

    I hope this is helpful

    Best wishes

    Nicki

     

  9. Drum Cafe

    I used Drum Cafe (already recommended here) for an event in Moscow and they were fantastic.  Highly recommended.

     

  10. Selecting The Best Drumming Provider

    There have been a large number of responses here from people recommending various drumming  providers. It could be a good idea to clarify some issues with both the client and the potential providers, and the following guidance notes might well apply to any form of training and development, not just drumming:

    1.   Determine exactly what it is in workplace performance that you or your client wishes to improve, change or reduce. What are the performance factors/behaviours you are seeking to address? Be clear about the specific organisational outcomes that have to be impacted upon by whatever developmental strategy you elect to use.

    2.   When selecting a deliverer and content ask them to provide evidence from their other clients with whom they have worked which defines and shows how their methods and techniques have improved or changed their respective situations.

    3.   If the evidence is anecdote or stories be cautious*. Using anecdote and story it is possible to make Stalin sound like an OK guy with just some funky ideas.

    4.   If the evidence is entirely based on the reactive feelings of the participants be cautious*. Reaction level analysis of learning has a poor correlation with the effectiveness or impact on the organisation. And whilst positive reactions are important it should not be the driving purpose or sole intention of the training.

    5.   If the evidence relates to work place results and outcomes and is supported by customer references then you have some clear indications that their techniques and methods appear to have had some beneficial effects in other organisations. These providers I would propose form the core of your short list and from whom I would select my drumming provider.

    6.   If appropriate run a pilot group and measure the Key Performance Indicators before and after the programme. Make your decision to extend the training (whatever the subject or delivery method is) based on workplace changes and whether the financial, time and resource investment has produced an adequate and desirable change. (This is only appropriate however where a signficant roll out is expected and the event is more than a one off.)

    *’be cautious’ in this context does not mean ignore or disregard, it means look criticaly at what is being explained and defined and be aware that further data might be appropriate to be confident that this approach is going have some real results other than just being a nice experience, because that effect is likely to be temporary and quite expensive.

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