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Not Your Typical Team Building Experience

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Problem-solving, working under pressure, communication and leadership are four skills you will have an opportunity to explore with your employees and coworkers during a team building experience at Lockology Columbus Escape Room. Get locked into a themed puzzle room with your team to try to solve clues and escape the room. It is a much more entertaining and interactive experience than your typical corporate team building event.

Problem Solving

The clues in our escape rooms are not designed to be solved quickly. You have to work things out and piece things together to be successful, sometimes thinking abstractly. This is a great way to push your group to think outside the box and figure out which pieces fit together.

Working Under Pressure

When your team enters the room of choice, everyone will have an hour to work together, solve the puzzle and win the game. Some people work better with strict deadlines. When the clock starts counting down, participants need to keep calm and focused to work through the clues efficiently.

Communication

Talking with each other when trying to solve one of our puzzles is crucial to beating the clock. The group needs to split up and examine the room for any clues that might be around and try to figure out what the clues mean or where they go. Quietly sorting an idea in the corner will not cut it with the time limit.

Leadership

Splitting up is a great way to find the many facets of the room that you will actually need for the puzzle. Some people will have to step up and examine the organization of the process. If people get stuck, they need to find a way to look at that bit in a new light or take a break from it and work on another piece, which takes the savvy to know when to back off or persevere.

Using an escape room as a team building experience is an engaging way to check out your group’s strengths and weaknesses. Even if you do not successfully solve the puzzle, you will gain insight into what your employees excel at and what needs improvement. Contact Lockology Columbus Escape Room to plan your next team building event.

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4 Reasons to Take Your Team Members to An Escape Room for a Fun Night Out

If you want to boost productivity in the workplace, you should organize after-work events. Taking your team members to an escape room is a great way to improve their performance.

It Helps Them Bond

In order for there to be a positive atmosphere in the workplace, the employees need to be comfortable with each other. One way to make this happen is by organizing after-work events where they can get to know each other and have a great time together.

It Helps Them Collaborate

In an escape room, everyone has to work together to figure out the puzzles and escape the room. If collaboration at the office is sometimes stressed, working together in a relaxed and fun environment without any of the usual work pressures will greatly help your employees’ collaboration skills, which will transfer back to the workplace. It will boost the team spirit. Going to an escape room will help your employees develop their problem-solving skills. It will bring out the leadership qualities in them. It will help improve communication between the team members.

It Boosts Their Morale

Everyone needs a break from work. Show your employees your appreciation by taking them on a fun night out. You can also do this when your team has reached certain milestones. Celebrate each milestone that an individual or your team reaches for your team to do a much better job. Everyone wants to feel valued, needed and appreciated. In addition, when all your employees work together to get things done, they will feel better about themselves in general.

They Deserve It

Besides all of the benefits, take your employees to an escape room simply because they deserve it. They worked hard together, and it is time to show them your appreciation by giving them a good time and a night of fun.

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3 Ways Escape Rooms Build Trust and Team Unity

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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.

Ready to try an escape room right here in Columbus Ohio? Visit our website to learn more!