Hijacking teamwork

Want to kick start better teamwork in your group? A song and dance may be just what you need.

We can hijack how well people collaborate with one another by having them participate in a group choreographed activity, like a song, dance, or chant. When people are all doing the same thing, at the same time, it creates a feeling of being connected with one another. So when they are done, they feel compelled to work for the betterment of the team and have a tendency to cooperate more with one another.

This holds true even when people don’t like the choreographed activity. However, it’s probably more appreciated when it’s something everyone enjoys.