Say goodbye to mandatory “fun.” The hottest new entertainment experience may also be just what you have been looking for in a unique team building activity. Gone are the days of trust falls and non inclusive activities like ropes courses and paintball. Activities like this have physical restrictions, insurance problems, and at the end of the day they are just fun days out of the office but not really team building.
An escape game by default checks all of the key team building boxes. It requires teamwork, communication, problem solving, creative thinking, time management, working under pressure, trust, leadership, attention to detail, etc… Adding team building skills on top of a unique bonding experience and together you get total team development. The best of both worlds all in one stop. But wait there’s more!
The best part is that it is actually fun. Your employees will be excited to come, and begging to do it again. Which is great because most venues have multiple rooms with unique themes that change over time. This means it can become an awesome recurring event everyone in the office looks forward to and gains real value from.
Here are a few ways an escape room will strengthen your team:
Engagement – This is an activity that everyone can participate in. The great equalizer… no special knowledge, skills, or physical ability will ever be required. Regardless of who you are or what you know everyone can work together towards a common goal.
Facetime – No not an iPhone, actually the opposite! Phones go away, no browsing facebook or playing candy crush. No more communicating via email, text, or interoffice memos. Team members will be face to face building real communication skills.
Problem Solving – Each of the games will have a unique theme and story with an objective you need to accomplish. This backstory is all your team will have to go on. It is up to them to work together to figure out the steps needed to beat the mission and win the game. They will need to think outside the box, be creative, and handle the pressure of a time limit to figure out the variety of puzzles they will encounter in the game.
Communication – Perhaps the biggest key to success in an escape game is successful communication. Teams need to share ideas,
Identification – As a participant or as an observer you will be able to identify various traits in your team. For example who is a leader, is passive with their ideas, gets hands on, shares information well, gets frustrated easily, handles pressure well and how these various personality types all come together to accomplish a common goal.
Still not convinced? Escape rooms typically offer extreme flexibility. At Clue IQ we can run an event for your team any day of the week at just about any time. We also have new options where we can come set up an experience on site at your location or at an event venue in town. This gives us the ability to put even more players into the experience at one time (currently up to 64 all playing together). The search is over, you found the next evolution in team development.