Between 2015 and 2020, the escape room industry experienced an unprecedented boom, with 103% industry growth!
No doubt, you’ve seen an escape room near you. Maybe you’ve even tried one with your friends and family!
But did you know that escape rooms are great for workplace productivity, too? Keep reading as we explore three of the top reasons why you should look into an escape room experience for your next team building activity!
Escape Rooms Encourage Collaboration
No matter what industry you’re in, you need your team to work together like a well-oiled machine. That’s not always so easy, though, especially if you’re welcoming a new member of the team or you’ve switched to remote work.
Solving an escape room requires extensive teamwork. Employees will get to work together and combine their unique skillsets to suss out escape room information and ensure success.
Coworkers will have to use their brains and communication skills together in new ways, providing a fun opportunity for everyone to work as a cohesive unit.
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Every Member of Your Team Gets a Chance to Shine
This reason ties into our previous point about collaboration. In an escape room, there is no MVP. It’s a team activity, meaning success or failure is paramount to everyone’s ability to work together.
Since everyone on your team has their own strengths and weaknesses, everyone will have an opportunity to utilize their unique skillsets, whether they excel at focusing on the big picture or the littlest of details.
Make no mistake, this is a bigger deal than most business owners realize. Feeling invisible and undervalued is one of the top three reasons why employees feel demotivated.
By giving each member of the team a chance to shine, you’ll highlight their unique skills, thus making them feel seen and heard, translating to better performance in the workplace.
Your Team Can Play Anywhere
Whether you’re moving to full-time remote positions due to COVID-19 or your business never utilized an office space, to begin with, remote work is becoming increasingly popular. While that’s great for your bottom line, as it helps you save money on rent and supplies, remote work makes it harder for teams to establish a company culture.
Zoom meetings aren’t enough! You need something fun and exciting that can captivate your team and inspire them to learn about their fellow co-workers — even if you’re not in the same room. The escape room industry is revolutionizing remote workplace activities by offering online experiences through a Virtual Escape Room.
You can still enjoy all the excitement and benefits of an escape room, even if your team is halfway across the globe from each other, making this one of the safest team-building exercises available right now.
Escape Monotony and Strengthen Your Team With Escape Rooms
As you can see, escape rooms are among the most exciting and rewarding team building activities available. Whether you’re used to seeing each other every day in the office, or you’ve never met face-to-face, we’re sure you’ll enjoy getting to know your team a bit better.
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