Rarely people look at their jobs as something joyful
By delivering joy and interactive entertainment, Drum Cafe has been strengthening the ties between the companies’ ethos and respective employees, upgrading the commitment levels and improving productivity. Although it is not an easily measurable variable, it is interesting to observe and quantify the direct impact on the people who experience one of our interactive drumming sessions. Do they go back to work more joyful and consequently more productive?
Some academic authors argue that joy in the workplace leads to more loyalty and greater productivity. The trick is to manifest joy and sustain it so that everyone benefits, adjusting the individuals objectives to the collective goals. Let’s say one base note of a drum symbolizes a moment of joy. If you stay in the rhythm of that base note and then add new notes, new tones – you soon have a sustained rhythm that resonates and moves forward. That one note of joy has grown into something so alive – a percussive ensemble if you will – that in conjures up new possibilities.
It’s no accident that Drum Cafe‘s programs are designed to start with the base notes and then grow in complexity. That’s the way most strong foundations begin. So when it comes to injecting joy into the lifeblood of your company, starting one strong beat at a time – literally – is a great way to begin.
Maybe joy is sitting there at our desks right alongside ‘drive’ and ‘focus’. Perhaps it’s time we give joy a place on the whiteboard that lists all the critical ingredients that lead to success at our jobs.