As it continually evolves and changes, the world of business is becoming increasingly aware of the value of contented employees and a good team. A staff team that works well together and supports each other and the aims of the organisation or company can bring many benefits without the need to make extensive and expensive developments. Similarly, when employees feel they are important to the organisation and are being listened to they will be more willing to go that extra mile and will feel a sense of belonging and pride in the achievements of the organisation. There are many team building activities available today, activities that focus on e.g. testing strength and stamina, having fun together, or bringing a social element by supporting a social enterprise.
Eurythmy is a little known but strong contender in the field of team building. First of all it is not physically taxing – everyone can join in regardless of physical strength and ailments. There is no testing of strength and stamina, but a focus on encouraging awareness of the group and ones own place in it. It can be challenging, but it can also be great fun. Eurythmy has been used successfully in businesses and organisations for many decades to aid organisational change and development, resolve conflicts, improve flexibility and creativity and enhance communication skills.
Social eurythmy is social movement. Workshops for organisations consist of guided group exercises developed to bring greater awareness to what happens between people and how the group/team can work more efficiently together. There will also be time set aside for sharing experiences – what was difficult, what was fun, what insights have been gained et.c. In learning to listen to each other in movement and in listening to each others experience there can be an opening up to a greater willingness to understand each other in the daily work situation.
Eurythmy can be a dynamic part of any staff training event and can work within or across all levels of an organisation. Whether your business is going through structural changes (e.g. mergers or departmental reorganisation), want to improve team work and staff communication, looking at developing the business to include other services or products and need staff to think outside the usual boxes or have any other reason to want to set up staff training events, eurythmy can be a useful and powerful tool to support change and build relationships.
“There seems to be a marked improvement in how the group has progressed since the first time I took part. Good to see and feel this.”
Participant in regular staff training sessions
Areas of work:
- building team morale
- developing flexibility and openness to change
- improving communication skills and ability to work together
- developing ability to think creatively and adapting to changing circumstances
- enhancing confidence and relieving stress
To see feedback from a team that have a eurythmy session as a part of their regular staff training day please see the my casestudy.
Workshops can be organized as ongoing sessions, as a part of regular intensive training weekends, as a one-off event or to suit the needs of your organisation. All that is needed is a suitable space (large and free of furniture) and 6 – 30 willing team members.