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Corporate Team Building needs a heart beat to be effective

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Every organization whether comprised of 20 or 20,000 employees, work together in teams at various times to achieve a common goal of productivity or achievement. The results of your employees reflect a direct correlation to their interaction within the team, their own personal development and whether the team has bonded outside of work activities.  Corporate team building activities have been scientifically proven to bolster productivity, self confidence and career development.

The Science of Team Building

Scientifically proven means that there are quantifiable results that happen when this activity is performed to the betterment of the company including increased results, better morale, more cohesive teams and better interpersonal employee relationships. A research group from the University of Central Florida in 2009 analyzed data from 103 team building studies from 1950-2007. The analysis revealed that corporate team building had direct positive effects on how people felt about their team members and surprisingly a strong effect in improving processes. Without specifically improving the nature of the business process, this study showed that by improving team mechanics the process is therefore also improved. 

Other effects revealed that team building activities help to improve goal-setting and clarify roles as well as improved interpersonal relations. Teams developed through experiential activities also proved more capable at solving problems. It is clear why so many large corporations have included these activities into monthly events that help their bottom line.


 

Active Team Building

The real key to providing a truly uplifting team building event is participation. Imagine 1000 employees all beating in rhythm under the expertise of Drum Beats facilitators. Employees arrive to their seats and find a drum and their curiosity picks up. Soon, as with the hands beating on the drums, their hearts beat with an energy that flows through and around everyone creating a cacophony of sounds through their own teamwork. The realization of concerted effort and individual development has in fact created a musical work of art dawns. Their experience has allowed them a mutual experience to draw on. 

Making 1000 drums beat in rhythm is harder than it sounds and only through a concerted effort and mutual respect can the challenge be overcome and produce a cohesive result. The result of this activity includes reduced stress, an improved immune response and personal developments including improved intuition, creativity, focus and awareness of group dynamics. 


    

Drum Beats instils life into your corporate team building events. By providing a unique experience in any of your corporate styled events, drumming creates an uplifting energy and cohesion that is powerful and memorable. It is one of the best team building events because it is very versatile and can be applied to small or large groups without having to break into small units. As an activity it is inclusive of age, gender, education or background and participants receive instant gratification by hearing and feeling the musical rhythm. 

Contact us to book your events anywhere in Australia  on 1300 749 846 or email teambuilding@drumbeats.com.au
 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drum Beats rolls out Grundfos global values in six capital cities

Client: Grundfos Pumps Australia & New Zealand.
Objective: Regional launch of new Grundfos global theme “What Unites Us”.
Attendees: Internal business leaders from Adelaide, Auckland. Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Venues: Bio SA Conference Centre, Adelaide and Grundfos offices in all other capital cities.

Check out the photos of the day

           

Auckland     |    Sydney     |    Brisbane    |    Adelaide AM     |    Adelaide PM     |   Melbourne     |   Perth

 

When  Grundfos Australia and New Zealand launched a new Grundfos  global corporate theme in 2011, they announced it  with a drum roll in every one of their offices – coordinating eight opening events  in six offices and two countries through Drum Beats

It all began in Denmark earlier this year, when Grundfos called an international manager’s meeting to announce their new global corporate theme, “What Unites Us”, and opened the event with a drumming session - the perfect way to unite any corporate group with a rhythmic shared experience.

Anna Tyssen, Assistant Marketing Manager of Grundfos Australia, suggested recreating the Danish drumming experience to announce the theme to a group of 30 Australian senior executives and business leaders. “We wanted something that was physical and involving and united everyone in the audience in a positive way”, recalls Anna, “and drumming met that need perfectly“. In fact, this event was so successful, it was then staged in every Grundfos office in Australia and New Zealand on June 20th, when the new values rolled out globally.

Grundfos National HR Manager Claire Lindley took responsibility for managing the national launch and worked closely with Drum Beats Production Director Rob Wines to make sure the event was simultaneous and seamless, quite a challenge as the audience sizes ranged from 120 people in Adelaide to six people in Perth, with 20 – 50 per office in the other capital cities – Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. “Being a national company”, says Claire, “the fact that we were able to organise the whole event through one central contact, Rob Wines, was invaluable. I attended the Adelaide shows, which were fantastic, and I had equally positive feedback from all the other state Managers”.  

Drum Beats say that no event is too complex and no audience too small for a great drumming event whether you have an audience of six or 600. “It always happens the same way” explains Rob, “five minutes while the extroverts get into it and the introverts hold back, and then all inhibitions go out of the window as everyone joins in and enjoys the adrenalin rush.  National launches are no problem either as Drum Beats has hand-picked teams of drummers and dancers on call in every capital city – each performer auditioned and approved and each performance scripted by Angela.” 

Australia Wide African Countdown

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a day!

With shows commencing at 1pm in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane the launch of Nutrimetics new incentive travel destination was a case of all hands on drums! (Nutrimetics is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading skincare companies)

Following the countdown the drummers commenced & the African dancers burst onto the stage delighting the audiences with their energy & athleticism. As lunch concluded the interactive fun began, each participant had a drum or percussion instrument to play and the Nutrimetics Orchestras were born!

With the new incentive travel destination being South Africa, this was a great chance to bring out our ever popular African theme. Logistically the challenge was to coordinate the 21 musicians but as usual the guys were fantastic & drew a great response.

 

Check out the photos of the day

             

Adelaide    |    Sydney     |    Brisbane     |    Perth     |    Canberra     |    Melbourne

 

And here is what Nutrimetics had to say

"WOW what a successful event we had all thanks to the drum beats entertainment. All states came back with positive feed back on the entertainment and could not say 1 bad thing about any of the states.

I was in South Australia and they were fabulous!!! Jim was my contact and he was great, nothing was too hard for him. The level of professionalism and manner we were working with across Australia is something we here at Nutrimetics are looking for.

Angela, thank you for all your help coordinating the states. Your musicians were all easy going and ready to perform at the best of their ability with no complaints or drama. It's a relief to know that for the next events we do with drum beats we will be happy.

I look forward to meeting you both and also working with you and your team in the future."

Jenna Doumit - Meetings, Promotions & Events Coordinator