Diversity and inclusion have dominated headlines in recent years as many organizations are challenged with re-examining workplace strategies and practices.

Drum Cafe USA and its global partners have been committed to a culture of collaboration in corporate communities. In fact, the group drumming program was originally developed as a diversity and inclusion program to unite the multicultural workforce in the new South Africa.

What is meant by diversity and inclusion? Why is it so important? How can group drumming play a part in bringing an organization together? Let’s take a look.

Diversity represents our differences. Our race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status or physical abilities.

Inclusion refers to a cultural and environmental feeling of belonging. It can be measured by the extent to which employees feel valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate in an organization.

The combination of diversity and inclusion in a workplace can increase job satisfaction and employee engagement. Diversity and inclusion can also lead to better decision-making among teams.

Group drumming is a universal language that transcends all racial, gender, and cultural divides. Just a few minutes into a group drumming session, differences disappear. It is an easy, yet unexpected way, to get teams to unify and align around a common goal.

Drum Cafe USA relates what it takes to make music to organizational effectiveness. Just like a musical ensemble, whatever roles cross-functionally an organization has onboard should work together in an inclusive way to deliver something harmonious and synergistic. Through this experiential activity, facilitators will work to encourage and promote diversity appreciation, and help your team create a more inclusive work environment.

Here is how this how group drumming can bring out the best in an organization.

  • Allows everyone to see they are different, and the value these differences can bring to an organization.
  • Balances collective strengths and weaknesses to accomplish a mutual goal.
  • Helps recognize strengths among colleagues to assign tasks accordingly.
  • Boosts communication and trust.
  • Enhances focus, clarity of thinking and receptiveness to outside influences

Group drumming is a team-building activity which enlightens employers and employees in a direct experience of inclusion and diversity, breaking barriers, unlocking potential and effecting change. People learn to be strengthened, not threatened by their difference. The effect is unforgettable.

Contact us to talk about how to use group drumming to build a culture of collaboration in your organization.