How to Use Room Escape Games for Team BuildingOn January 23, 2017 by abah guru
Room escape games are not just for fun and entertainment. Several businesses use room escape activities for team building to break communication barriers that exist within the workplace.
The objective of team building is to encourage employees and prepare them to solve business problems collectively and effectively. Let's take a look at different escape room's activities that are fun and educating at the same time.
A Thrilling Escape Room Game That Helps in Team Building
The most exciting game in escape room is hungry zombie. Your team is locked in a room with a hungry zombie who is tied with a chain. After every five minutes, the chain gets released by one foot and the hungry zombie is able to move further to catch you.
The total duration of game play is around one hour and by the end of time, the hungry zombie is able to reach every corner of the room. The room is full with clues and you are required to solve puzzles / riddles to find the key to the locked door and escape from the room with your team members.
To escape the room and save themselves from hungry zombie, participants need to do the following:
Communication is the key to finding hidden clues quickly. The participants have to work in groups of 2-3 to find hidden clues in the rooms. They need to keep the team informed at all times so that they can use the information and the hidden clues to unlock the secret of the hidden key.
Escape room games foster communication between the employees (participants) and encouragements them to work collectively to win the game and escape the room. The activity also teaches them the importance of cooperation without which the whole team will fail.
Think out of the Box
The team building games require you to think out of the box as it is something you have never experienced. The time is right to unleash your thought potential and look for clues that will help you solve puzzles and riddles.
Escape room games have a totally different setup. Beside, taking away from the routine office work, these activities put you in a situation where you have to utilize the information available, seek suggestions, ideas from other members and see what works.
Take Lead or Follow
The escape room games give all a level playing field where your manager would be just a player like you. The team building unleashes your leadership potential and you might be required to take leadership in certain situations to steer your team out of the room.
During the game, you can also come across a situation when there will be one or more leaders. In such situations, the team members have to consult and decide who should lead without creating a conflict. Thus, these room escape activities teach the team to work together without creating a fuss over leadership issues.
Room escape games focus on increasing cooperation and building a team spirit where the individual does not limit his duties to individual performance. If used in the right manner, escape room games can help you build a team that work as a cohesive force and resolve any business problem in a rational manner.