Team Building in Escape Rooms | Why They Succeed Where Other Activities Don’t
Imagine you are a part of a team trying to steal a priceless piece of artwork in under one hour, but instead of your family or friends, your team is your work colleagues. This is not a movie, this is a real-life scenario that has become a part of a team building phenomenon called Escape Rooms. The pressure is on, the clock is ticking, and to escape the room, you must work together to find clues, solve puzzles, find the priceless artifact, and escape the room.
Sure, this seems like an interesting idea, but you only get to participate in team building activities once in a blue moon and you want to make sure it is worth your time and money. At this point, you have obviously done your research and you know what escape rooms are, but you are still wondering, why are they ideal for team building events? Why do they succeed where other activities do not? That is a great question.
There are many different things that can be expected from a team building event. Things such as group bonding and camaraderie. Those, however, are small pieces of a larger puzzle when it comes to team building. There are three things that truly set escape rooms apart from other team building activities.
- Escape Rooms provide equal building ground for everyone involved.
At their very core, escape rooms are a game of wit, not strength. Everything, including knowledge, that may be needed to complete a puzzle, is already in the room with you. It is ok if someone is afraid of heights (because they will be on the ground at all times), or has a fear of claustrophobia (the door is always unlocked). Escape rooms become an equal building ground for all people.
- Escape Rooms provide a boundary for managers and employees.
It can be nerve-racking for employees to know that their manager is right behind them, watching their every move. With escape rooms, we have viewing rooms so managers can take notes and watch their employees, without being a distraction.
- Escape Rooms develop a sense of camaraderie through communication and shared experiences.
With escape rooms, players are expected to communicate, listen, and function as a team in order to escape. When players are in a room together it builds a sense of mutual respect as ideas are shared and puzzles are solved.
So there you have it. There are many other reasons why escape rooms prove to be one of the best team building activities out there, but these are our top three.
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