Build Great Teams. Make Great Memories
I am sure you will agree that deciding what to do for team building can be very challenging.
And we know that team building or team bonding events can be expensive.
Or, they may not be very effective at actually building a team.
What if I told you that there is one activity that overshadows the rest for efficiently building a great communicative, collaborative and thriving team?
Some of you may have been set the task by your line manager to find the best team-building activity.
You may have a budget and criteria you have to meet for the event.
Both of these can be a lot of pressure. Trust me, I have been there. I know how you are feeling.
At GAMINGALAXY, we want to make your job of finding the best team building in Bangalore a lot simpler, easier, and doesn’t break the bank. A happy you is a happy us.
This is why we are going to give you 10 reasons why escape rooms are the best team-building activity for any size group.
10 Reasons Why Escape Rooms are The Best Team Building Activity
Improves Team Spirit and MotivationYour employees are your company’s most valuable asset. And, as we such we must have given our employees great job satisfaction. The happier our employees are, the better they will perform and the better our business will do. As such, it is very important to provide our employees with activities and tasks that have great rewards and make them feel amazing.
Escape rooms are incredible for motivating employees and providing them with a great sense of achievement.
10. Escape Room Goals Motivate
At the beginning of each game, your team is set a goal. This can be to find an ancient elixir of life, sacrifice a teammate, or just escaping the room. Whatever the goal is, your team is given 60 minutes to complete this goal.
This clear objective, and the limited amount of time, help the team to focus and motivate themselves to work together to complete the goal.
We even see players encourage and motivate each other to get to the main goal quicker and more efficiently.
Alongside this, when a player has figured out how to complete a particularly difficult challenge, the feedback from the rest of the team is amazing.
The congratulations and recognition for completing this task are invaluable for the problem-solver and helps to reinforce their achievement.
At Gamingalaxy we will also reinforce this further by congratulating the team, and specific players, on where they excelled.
Combining all of these elements together brings an incredible sense of recognition, congratulation and boosts their overall motivation.
A Great Sense of Achievement
Overcoming a difficult challenge as a team is one of the best feelings anyone can receive. As a team, you know that have been through and conquered these challenges together.
This gives all the players a great sense of achievement and team cohesion.
Having this feeling, improves relationships, both inside and outside of the workplace, and makes you feel part of a ‘dream team’.
It is no mean feat to escape an escape room. Completing the goal within a very short amount of time can be a very difficult task.
This is because there are mental, logical, physical, sensory, and all sorts of other challenges along the way before you are able to complete the goal.
Completing the escape room together, everybody comes out smiling and giving each other high fives. It’s a great sight to see and even more wonderful to be part of.
9. Improves Communication
There are a number of different reasons why communication is critical.
For example, finding all the parts of a puzzle is critical to completing that particular puzzle. So, should a team member find something hidden away and communicate it to the rest of the team, one other team member may link it to something they are working on.
This means that the particular challenge can be completed more efficiently and the team worked together to complete it.
In Escape Rooms, there can be a lot of puzzles that require collaboration. Our HIJACKED in particular, has many challenges that require more than one team member to be working on it.
This could include providing directions to someone in the team who is controlling something.
It may also bring quieter team members "out of their shells". We all know that the loudest voices don’t always have the best ideas.
In Escape Rooms, it doesn’t matter who has the loudest voice, it matters who is correct. Our game hosts support those who have great ideas and provide a platform for all players to present their great ideas.
8. Supports Collaboration
Escape Rooms are built on collaboration. Teams in escape rooms are required to work together to achieve the goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Particular puzzles and physical challenges may require one person to direct and another to control, or even more than 1 person to control.
7. Identifies Employee Strengths
We all learn and exceed in different ways. Let’s celebrate that. Through seeing how other team members work in escape rooms, we can see where people’s strengths are.
Once we know their personal strengths we can leverage this for a more efficient team.
As such, Escape Rooms contain many varied types of puzzles and challenges. Whether you are a visual learner, auditory learner, a doer, or anything in between, escape rooms will present you with something that plays to your strengths.
Leveraging our strengths, as a team, can help us do some amazing things.
As such, our escape rooms contain a huge variety of mental, physical, and sensory puzzles. Each of these has a different player in mind, playing to different people’s strengths and rewarding them.
6. Fosters Creativity and Problem-Solving
Problem-solving is central to any escape room. All throughout an escape room experience, you are faced with many challenges which encourage your employees to think creatively around the problems.
Adding the extra time pressure boosts this creative process and supports the development of innovation and problem-solving skills. Whilst the time pressure adds to the creative process, it does not increase the level of stress.
Instead, it encourages creativity through collaborating with their fellow team members.
A creative team that is great at problem-solving is a force to be reckoned with.
5. Develops Task and Time Management Skills
In almost every workplace we are required to complete certain tasks by a certain time or deadline. We all know that it’s part of everyday life. Some of us will even create task lists to break down larger tasks.
This can help us to divide the tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks that are easier to complete. Some call these milestones.
As I have mentioned before in this post, escape rooms give the team one overarching goal to complete.
Although this can provide great teamwork, there are many other tasks and milestones that stand in the way between your team and completing the main goal.
In addition, our escape rooms provide very little time to do a large number of tasks. Having a lot to do within a short period of time helps to develop task and time management skills.
It can also help the team leaders to delegate tasks out to the group to become more efficient as a team.
4. Helps to Realize Natural Team Leaders
In any great team, we need a great leader. As a manager, you may be looking for someone to help you lead a team. But, how do you go about picking the right person? Interviews work very well, but do not help you as a manager to see who is a natural team leader.
Escape Rooms provide managers with the opportunity to see and hear who the natural team leaders are. When placed in a high-pressure, timed environment, those with an innate ability to lead teams will become evident.
An escape room can also provide the team leaders with a naturally challenging environment to build upon their leadership and management skills.
3. Affordable, But Effective
I am sure you will agree that team building can be very expensive. I want to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Escape Rooms are a very cost-effective way to build your great teams.
We provide great, affordable team-building in Whitefield from INR 670 - INR 820 per person. We can also cater to groups as large as 50 people, making for a great, affordable team-building activity.
2. Improves Decision-Making Capabilities
Quick and efficient decision-making is one of the most useful attributes of any team leader in a workplace.
We need to rely on people who have the confidence to make (sometimes) difficult decisions quickly, sometimes with limited information. However, it can be very difficult to practice this particular attribute.
This is because it can be very difficult to emulate a situation where a decision has to be made quickly. Some may consider scenario-based interviews questions. But, I have something even better…
Rather than simply providing a hypothetical scenario, escape rooms provide a realistic scenario to make that decision. Not only are they making the decisions for themselves, but they may also be making decisions that will affect the rest of the team.
1. Makes Great Memories
If our employees have great memories together, they can work very well as a team. Having fond memories with colleagues and coworkers strengthens relationships between team members and boosts morale.
Taking everything from this blog post into account, team members in escape rooms are encouraged to play to their strengths, overcome challenges, work together, communicate and make decisions, all of which contribute to making great memories.
The positive memories we can make as a team, the longer we want to be part of that team. All the reasons why escape rooms are the best team building activity.
Let’s make great teams. Let’s make great memories.
Want to Know More About The Best Team Building Activity?
Our friendly and knowledgeable game hosts can provide you with loads more information about why escape rooms are the best team-building activity. Even the wider world for that matter. Contact us if you wish to find out more.
Come Play Our Escape Rooms
You may want to come and check out our escape rooms in Whitefield, Bangalore. We have some great games like Laser Tag at our center and we would love for you to come and play.