I know what you are thinking. How could an escape room possibly help with team building? Well, let us help give you an idea of how you can turn an hour of fun into an invaluable opportunity to help build your team to its highest potential.
We have 4 rooms, of which each can take 2-6 people at a time, allowing a group of up to 24 people to experience this innovative concept. To find out more information about what an escape room is and what rooms we offer click here.
So, Team Building and an Escape room….
How can this unique experience help you and your team? Here are a few of the many benefits of booking in with Solve it and Escape Invercargill for your next Team Building exercise.
We have observed that the quickest teams are those who communicate with each other. An escape room is very much a verbal thing, giving everyone a chance to speak up and communicate with the rest of the team their findings or ideas. Another very crucial thing is listening. As everyone’s brains work differently, we each notice very different things, so something that seems like nothing to you might just set off a lightbulb in someone else’s head that no one had yet thought of.
We have all been there. There can often be some sort of disconnect between leadership and the rest of the team. And depending on your environment, it can be hard to develop a rapport between both parties. An escape room allows everyone to work hand in hand and on an even playing field. There are no bosses or managers in this situation and this can help build trust between everyone and allow a deeper connection than other team building scenarios may have allowed.
The moment you step into that room and the door shuts, the clock starts ticking. We have all felt time pressure in various moments in our life and this is no different because everyone works in very different ways when given a deadline and this is the perfect way to help further develop these skills. Time can go very quickly when focused at the task at hand so this helps each team member figure out what they might need to work on when it comes to time pressure and juggling various tasks at once.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Observation is the best way to learn about a person’s strengths and weaknesses. You know Greg, the office joker? Did you know that he prefers to sit back, listen, analyse and then implement? Putting your team members in this unique situation allows you to see where everyone shines and where some may need a bit of work. This allows you to utilise everyone’s strengths while perhaps adding in additional training in areas where it may be needed.
When it comes to thinking outside the box, look no further. Creative thinking is a large part of succeeding in an escape room as not everything is initially what it seems. As you progress through the room you will find your brain adapts to the way of thinking that will allow you to truly think outside the box. This comes in extremely handy in the workplace as anything can be thrown at you at any given time and creative thinking can help you and your team excel to greatness.
That’s right! Team Building can be fun, and at Solve it and Escape, it is! We have all been in those team building exercises where we have been sat down and talked at. It can be very hard to take anything away from a session where our minds maybe elsewhere and we are zoning out. So those moments when you finally figure out a clue and realise that the answer was staring you right in the face are priceless. I guarantee you that when you walk out you will want to go straight back in to another one.
There are so many other benefits to using an escape room for your next team building outing, these are just but a few. Please feel free to give us a call or flick us an email should you have any further questions. We look forward to having you and your team at Solve it and Escape Invercargill.
Written By Rachael Scott