Powered By Adrenaline!
When you squeeze ten IR Image agency team members into a nine-passengers van, all wearing same tees, throw them out under Maribor Pohorje mountain, put them on a cableway toward a strange building of enormous wooden logs, ropes and wires of steel, and make them realize, that they are going to climb up and around the construction (across the ropes, nets and old tyros), get on top of the shaking column, do the pirouette and jump off of it, and finally try the giant swing, where you feel as you're going to land somewhere in the middle of Maribor - then you're clear, that it could only be a Team Building routine.
The strawberry compote helped, but the fact, that you are tied with a rope and that nine people literally (with a rope) and morally support you in doing something you would normally never do, made all the fear disappear.
Adrenaline parks are the invention with a purpose - to connect the team, that is otherwise put on the test on a daily basis and the pressure rises from tight deadlines and too many projects open at the time. But when you're up there and you depend on two ropes and those, shouting 'Come on!' and 'You can do it!', the connection is literally materialized.
No one stepped back or surrendered. If I can do this, I can do anything - that's the second lesson you learn.
Anyway, you're more than happy to slide back down with a sleigh, and indulge yourself with cup of bitter yellow freshness, then jump into the van again and ride to the famous tourist farm Firbas. From now on, the operation code name is PAARTYYYYY!
An empty bag can not stand tall, that's why all the food disappears from the table even before it gets there, then some serious ball chasing follows till dinner. Well, someone has to take pictures ...
What follows is not suitable for general public (although the activities do not exceed the limits of a good taste of the next kitchen masterpieces, a funny parlour game, laugh, counting of the cups and more or less effective beauty sleep).
The morning after means getting back to reality, but not before the mouth-hygiene (authentic pear spirit - kalodont, as the kind owner says), stomach-stretching, taking pictures with the owner and his wife and a short sight-seeing.
Than you're ready to get into the van again and face the daily routine, where there's always enough room to build the team - until we repeat the procedure next year …
Author: Renato Bratkovič
Objavil: Vesna Zečević, vodja medijskih projektov