An escape room is, fundamentally, an artificial situation that simulates a real intense situation. Many families, work groups, and teams of students would love a way to get to know each other’s styles of leadership and attitudes under pressure before a real life situation strikes. The best part? Escape rooms are also incredibly fun, meaning that rather than simply being a test of your team, they also forge your close bond.
Escape Rooms Make Teams Delegate Tasks
To finish all the challenges in an escape room within the allotted hour, most teams find it necessary to split up and tackle multiple separate components. One of the hardest things to do as a leader is giving up control over the whole process, but everyone from students in a group project to board members in a company must learn to trust their people. By simulating this trust, your team members get the chance to show they are up to the challenge and can handle some aspects of the process without a leader’s supervision.
Escape Rooms Show Each Team Member’s Unique Creativity
The escape room is full of “breakthrough moments,” when everyone was thinking about a challenge in one way and, all of a sudden, one member suggests a new approach. This kind of creativity is hard to discover until a challenging situation happens, and when you start to see that your fellow team members possess this strength, your respect and trust in them grows. We cannot ensure that any one person will always have an out-of-the-box solution, but an escape room can show you how someone on your team is likely to have a new answer.
Escape Rooms Inspire a Group Debrief and Continued Thought
Whether you succeed in escape or cannot finish the puzzles in time, your group will leave the room interested in how they could have done better. Escape rooms are a bit addictive in this way, since once you’ve tried them, you want to try more! Rather than being an isolated experience, these rooms start your team on the path of both hard work and critical self-reflection. They’ll want to not only stimulate their brains again but also learn from any missteps along the way.
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