You’ve got enough going on in the mornings without worrying about getting your kids out of bed and ready for school. This can be a full time activity by itself, and you’ve still got to get yourself ready, make sure everyone gets a good breakfast, and deal with the 5 or 6 other things that… Read More »
Everybody knows that team building is a terrific way to develop teamwork in a group, and that regular team building activities benefit productivity, cooperation, and communication. But there are other benefits to team building that aren’t discussed as much – team building is a great way to get people up and moving. One of the… Read More »
It’s important to start teaching the most important lessons in life as early as possible. The younger kids start learning skills, the more comfortable they are using those skills throughout their lives. One of the most important lessons kids can learn, one that will continue to benefit them their entire lives, is how to work… Read More »
Leadership is one of the most important and valued skills anyone can develop, but it can be one of the hardest skills to teach. Often if an adult is involved in a team activity with kids, the adult has a tendency to take over and simply tell the kids what to do or how to… Read More »
Social skills are all about communication and understanding. Being able to express yourself and being able to understand others are the building blocks of any socially adept person, and can have a profound impact on a child’s success later in life. Sometimes it can be hard for adults to explain the importance of learning how… Read More »
Cohesion, communication, and collaboration aren’t just perks for teams of teen athletes, they’re requisites. Team building activities can help any team work better together. Whether you’ve got a group of seasoned teens that need a refresher course to revitalize their team spirit or a newly-made team that needs to establish some camaraderie, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put… Read More »
It’s no secret that group outings are good for teams. They encourage bonding, reduce stress, and let people get to know their teammates on a deeper level. The right fun group activities in Dallas will take your people out of the office in order to deliver benefits that help them in the office. (Although group… Read More »
As the popularity of social media and the availability of cell phones increases, it seems the word “bullying” has surfaced in the news on a daily basis. From stories of the recent conflicts in the Dolphins football team, to the young special needs student in Plano who was viciously cyber-bullied by a fellow classmate. Unfortunately we hear about many of these stories when a student takes drastic measures because they were unable to receive the help they needed. It’s not often that we turn on the news and hear about students standing up against this growing issue.
This August Group Dynamix will celebrate fifteen years of connecting people in fun ways, and inspiring individuals to take steps toward reaching their potential. Being part of the growth process of a group during an event is very fulfilling, but rarely do we get to witness the ongoing impact of an event on an individual after the event. Last week we got a glimpse of that impact. Lindsey Cline came to Group Dynamix about a year ago with her club volleyball team the “Tejas.” Like most teams that come to Group Dynamix, the athletes were challenged as a team and individually. One of the challenges that they experienced was our indoor high ropes challenge course. For many who experience our challenge course, they are immediately exhilarated by the thought of taking a risk, but others are confronted and paralyzed by fears. Lindsey fell into the latter category. One of the challenges on our ropes course is called the power pole, affectionately known as the pamper pole or challenge pole. Our power pole consists of a 17′ utility pole where participants climb their way to the top of the pole, maintain their balance while standing on top, and then leap for a trapezes bar 8’ in front of them.
How the Duct Tape Game is Played Supplies For each team playing, you will need: A roll of duct tape A marker A poster board or flip chart Purpose To promote communication and collaboration. Directions 1. Set up: Take some of the duct tape and draw a circle about ten feet in diameter. Place a poster… Read More »