The work calls the tune.
Let’s carry the metaphor further. The drill is for compliance and to negate individuality. What if the rhythm was free and set by the players. Not only are the workers communicating with each other, they are playing for an audience.
When I was a university student I got to see the Modern Jazz Quartet in concert. As I watched and listened, I realized that they were communicating through their playing. I know it affected my understanding of team work years later. Watch this. It captures what I saw 50 years ago. https://youtu.be/xW-QCiO9_xE
Yes, and… all collaboration between humans can be viewed from a musical perspective. I studied and played jazz for years, and I listen, feel and play “the music” in every group I’m with. A couple articulations of this musical paradigm I really like are in Christoph Zürn’s “The Power of Music Thinking” and Adrian Cho’s “The Jazz Process”.