Tired of doing the same old team building activities? Instead, try an escape game
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of an escape room, here’s how it works. Essentially, you are placed in a themed room and given a mission to find hints and clues related to your theme. You may need to locate a key or decipher a passcode. The ultimate goal is to find a way out of the room you’ve been assigned to. Your team must work together to solve each clue and achieve the larger goal.
This activity can provide a unique opportunity for team building in small businesses.
Team Building in an Escape Room
The Escape Game provides 60-minute adventures that engage all of your senses and take place in film-like settings. You can select from a number of themes to suit the preferences of your team. They have museum robberies, prison breaks, and even space missions. They all, however, include the general concepts of teamwork and problem-solving.
As you can see, this concept has the potential to be extremely beneficial to businesses. Traditional team activities, such as company picnics or meetings, typically include a lot of talking but little actual problem-solving practice. Rather than simply talking about problem-solving, this activity allows people to flex their creative muscles in a really interesting environment.
Because teams must communicate and trust each other in order to escape, and everyone wants to escape, they figure it out as a group. Relationships and bonds are formed within these adventures. When teams come to play one of our games, they learn how to work together in stressful situations. It’s amazing to watch teams come alive inside the room as they relay information, divide up to complete different tasks, solve puzzles together, and have a good time doing it. Every skill required for a successful escape translates back to the office because it all comes down to teamwork, and a team that works well together can achieve anything.
The escape game allows teams to get out of the office and work together to complete a mission. To escape, you must communicate effectively, trust each other, and assign different roles to everyone. Unlike other team-building activities, The Escape Game requires participants to collaborate and communicate in order to achieve a common goal. People get to know their teammates and learn more about them without the distractions of phones and outside interactions. People learn not only about their teammates’ strengths and weaknesses but also about their own qualities that they bring to the team. These characteristics all transfer to the workplace, and you have some fantastic memories.