Yesterday, Erika Johnson, executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, visited our Organizational Behavior to shed light on group dynamics. Erika brought a variety of different items from yarn to building blocks, and allowed each of us to select one item to “play” with for a few minutes. I don’t think many of us find the time to sit down and simply play. Without speaking we followed a variety of directions. In the end, each student consulting team took the items in their group to create something. Some teams created art work, while others created games. The exercise allowed us to get outside our usual element to see our group dynamics, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses, while having a lot of fun! Creative Reuse will be back in class for our final wrap up for the semester, and we are excited for what the next visit will bring!