How many times have you been to a company outing for “team building” and ended up sitting in a room looking at a 50-page PowerPoint just counting down the minutes till the torture was over. Does this style induce any sort of engagement? Do these types of activities really teach teams how to be more efficient and cohesive? We don’t think so! It’s time to break from the mold of what traditional team building means. It’s time to enter a new era of team building. It’s time to play a Room Escape.
Room Escape takes all the challenges a team will encounter in the work place such as time constraints, collaborative efforts, complex tasks, and outside the box thinking and turns it into a fun activity. Every event space has an ultimate objective. In order to obtain this objective teams must solve a series of logical puzzles. These puzzles can range from the simple to the complex. This means puzzles cannot be solved by any one person. Teams are required to work together to obtain their ultimate objective. Communication is key and being able to work with each other without butting heads will be the difference between success and failure. In the workplace it is important for individuals to be malleable so they can effectively work with different types of people. A room escape is a great arena to expose a team to this concept.
Since you only have 60 minutes to complete your objective teams must be efficient in the way they approach problems. Time constraints are a constant reality in the workplace. Wouldn’t you like to know how your team performs under pressure? A Room Escape is a controlled environment to assess how your team will react as the time dwindles down. Does your team take a lax approach at the start of the game and then, when time starts to dwindle, kick into high gear to get things done? -- 5 minutes left! Does your team shutdown and freak out or do they organize and work at the problem? These are questions that a room escape can answer for you.
Team building done through a room escape engages your entire team. It makes them more trusting and understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This understanding creates cohesion which then leads to greater team efficiency. So next time you’re brainstorming your next team building event make sure you choose Adventure Rooms and enter the new era of team building.