Are you worried about stress-inducing employees and the high turnover of staff? According to a US research study, one solution to your concerns could include… Drumming.
A study conducted by neurologist Barry Bittman took staff at a senior care center in Pennsylvania and had them go through six drumming sessions per week. According to Dr. Bittman participants, they reported an improvement in their depression and fatigue, which improved their mood by nearly 50. Bittman asserts that the benefits of the music lasted throughout the year, which led to 49 fewer employees leaving the nursing facility over the next 12 months.
So what could banging on a drum be able to do to boost the general mood of your employees? For one drumming is among the most ancient and essential group activities that have been that has been observed by mankind. We’ve been playing for a long time, even before in the Stone Age, and drumming is part of the tradition of music of every single culture around the globe. Why? Because joining forces with others to create rhythms fosters the spirit of community and helps to encourage cooperation (before the hunt, for instance, there are many communities that join in drumming or performing vigorous rhythmic dances to concentrate the hunter and inspire people to work together).
Stress reduction and collaboration
From a personal health point of view, Drumming has been proven to have calming effects. It boosts the levels of endorphins in our bloodstream and reduces blood levels of hormones that cause stress that is present in the blood. Even those who take part in a drummer’s session report feelings of calm, relaxation, and even a slight feeling of euphoria. A great state to bring your stressed employees in.
The concept of working in a group to form a rhythm has been referred to as entrainment. You’ll notice that if you create a random, rhythmic sound (clapping fingers, as an instance) and then stand alongside one who is making a random sound (hitting an encircling triangle, for example) and you’ll discover that your sounds come together to form a familiar and satisfying rhythm—a great way to represent an office team and in reality.
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If you’d like to see the impact that drumming could affect your team, consider inviting an instructor to an office party or a meeting. A drumming session could be as little as 10 minutes or an hour or more, and the results can be pretty shocking. A brief drum session can be great for establishing an ice-breaker prior to a workshop or group session, while a longer one that results in a well-known arrangement is ideal for groups of individuals who must collaborate more effectively.
A group of individuals, diverse teams that begin playing together, seem to be calm and happy after only a few minutes. And as they continue to engage in the practice, it’s difficult to find anyone with a smile that isn’t beaming on their face. After a session of drumming is the perfect occasion to organize a session about the lessons that can be learned about creativity, interconnectedness, and team cohesiveness since participants are constantly feeling energetic, positive, and united because of the psychological effects of the rhythm.
It could be that using drumming lessons or weekend workshops to reward employees for employee achievement plans motivates your employees and also sends your team back with new confidence and a positive attitude towards their work – an advantage for all.
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