Escape rooms are fantastic team building exercises for corporate or sports teams. Successful escapes require communication and teamwork in a fun environment that yields a sense of accomplishment. Employers get the opportunity to analyze the critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills of their employees in a pressure situation. The New York Post says Companies can’t seem to get enough of the escape room as a team-building exercise Does your team have what it takes?
Noted Corporate Team Expert Patrick M. Lencioni author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable says team building must work to overcome:
Work or sports teams can greatly benefit from escape room team building. In order to maximize results a coach or team leader should either assign or act in the following roles. These may be fulfilled by a senior team leader. It may be one person or may be assigned individually.
This role acts as a coordinator for communication and ensures information is shared among everyone. A clue found in one part of the room may relate to something someone else found. Clear communication to the team will ensure better collaboration.
Get stuck? ERBCS may provide a limited number of clues to help players along. The clue coordinator gains consensus among the team to use one of their remaining clues when progress is stalled.
This role keeps an eye on time remaining especially if the room has milestones. It's very important to make sure your team is making progress. If there's a lull the time manager suggests a clue or focuses the group on the most likely puzzle to be solved next.
An escape room outing may help people work together efficiently by encouraging better collaboration and communication. Team building exercises like Escape Room BCS will help your company by giving you a better idea of which skills to develop.
Watch the NBC news team building segment Companies turn to "escape rooms" for team-building