How can we use adrenaline rush to our advantage?
One week ago iDMC’s Trainer teams went on an adventure. We visited Pohorje Adrenalin Park. It was both fun and educative and what matters the most – our bonds grew even stronger.
Adrenaline Park is a common form of incentive or team-building experience. But as we have experienced, only high-ropes program is just not enough, at least for team-building experience.
For that reason we have introduced low-ropes program before going sky-high. Those were exercises for communication, trust and team boosting. Those are the elements that are vital to master when one walks on a tree trunk 12 m above the ground, or when one waits for group to pull him 14 m in the air on the giant swing.
Adrenaline has rushed our bloodstream, but we all felt safer as we knew that we can trust our team and that our communication skills are great (before the event they were only good ).
Of course we did it iDMC way – as you may know, it is forbidden to take photos while one is climbing, not to mention how forbidden it is on a giant swing. Safety first! Of course we would not be iDMC if we did not do just that – made a forbidden thing allowed and possible. With a casual camera. It was not easy to convince safety instructors into this, but we did it. In a safe and exciting manner.
Participants were all very glad to be a part of that adventure, we all felt even more connected and we agreed that pursuing the common goal was a great experience. Also, trainers agreed that low-ropes are a must-have part of the program, as one is concentrated on himself or herself once he or she is 12 m above the ground. Then there is no time for team boosting or improving communication skills – that are the things that have to be done before and that is what distinguishes a good program from a great one. And we only make great programs.