Why we are the most effective team building activity?
Lunch or dinner with your co-workers generally come down to talking. Paintball leaves bruises.
So the best way to connect with your colleagues today is by playing "Escape Room", games in witch participants have limited time (usually 1 hour) to solve series of puzzles in order to complete the mission and escape.
Activities such as this one at first look seem like they are in no way associated with work, but on the contrary they essentially encourage employees to train the same exact skills they use whilst working on projects, at the same time it provides entertainment for all participants.
It can also help you find out more about your workmates than you would in months of meetings.These kind of games encourage the use of different skill sets, such as problem solving, time management, creativity under pressure and a lot more.
The Real feeling of Action and Adventure
At the end your fellow workers actually feel like they robbed a Bank and became rich, or saved the World from a disaster. In order to "escape" you have to communicate, believe in one another and that everyone fulfill different roles. Unlike other team building activities, Escape Room forces people to work together and communicate in order to achieve a common goal.
Without any distractions people are trully able to get to know their teammates and discover more about them. All of this enables your team to get used to working together, so they can adapt each other more effectively in work environment. Also it can help you identify specific strengths and weaknesses of your team. Science says that employees who are entertained are more productive at work. Studies also show that people who play games of any kind are better at learning new things.
To the companies these kind of team buildings offer insight into the contribution of each team member, recognizing members with fixated and the ones with progressive ways of thinking, and help identify natural leaders.
Escape Room favourite team building activity
All of this made Escape Room one of the favourite team buidling activities for companies around the world, and it gets more popular every day. With that being said, next time you plan a picnic or some other team activity that everyone has already done, maybe try finding a more unique solution. Fox in a Box, as one of the world leaders in Escape Room, here in Sarajevo offers 3 games, also we have a portable game that can be played on the location of your choosing - office, conference or any other event. For more information visit www.foxinabox.ba or write us an E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.