Every workplace operates differently, but most workplaces have one thing in common: they work in teams. Whether your company is a multi-million dollar entity with several teams of many people, or a small startup with a few people collectively working together on one team, team-building is an incredible benefit for creating camaraderie and a fun work environment.
So why bring your team to an Escape Room? Well, we have a few reasons we have gathered from past experiences of some of the companies who have brought their teams by.
What are companies looking for?
Many companies book an Escape Room because they want to encourage their team to become more interactive with each other. It is a common occurrence that within work walls, some teams just may not engage with each other. Get them outside of those walls and you start to see how they collaborate.
People who don’t normally interact with each other, because one works in Graphic Design and one works in Accounting, so day-to-day, they just don’t cross paths. However, they may find themselves buddying-up and playing off each other’s’ strengths to figure out one of the clue’s in our Escape Room puzzle. Colleagues will gain insight to the abilities people possess, but don’t’ necessarily display in the work environment.
Other companies use our Escape Rooms as a way to reward a high-functioning team for doing a great job at working together. Bringing the team by for a fun team-building experience is a great way to ease the workload and just have some fun!
What do companies say afterwards?
Coworkers discover that there is more to working together than the hierarchy of people in charge. They discover that in an Escape Room, different strengths shine through – you learn how your team can work in a completely different situation. Hidden abilities show through.
New companies get to know their colleagues quickly. There is a foundation of instant respect and credibility. Roles and titles are eliminated, and everyone starts off by working together.
Teams learn what type of problem solver a colleague or themselves are: a quiet thinker or more interactive and hands-on. You may even surprise yourself.
After every corporate Escape Room experience, we also give the option to debrief with the team. We ask questions about how the experience went, what did you learn about yourself and others, so that when you and your team walks away, you have something to talk about for weeks and a fresh perspective to take back to the office with you.