People’s ability to get along and work together well is one of the most essential pillars of human society and one of the few things that define us as species. This is why the importance of team building games and activities has been recognized from time immemorial, first as team contests at ancient festivals and medieval fairs, later in the form of team sports, etc. While escape room quests are a fairly recent addition to the list of fun team building ideas, their effectiveness has already been proven many times over.
Due to the dynamics of corporate environment that often involves employee rotation among multiple departments, enterprises and mid-sized businesses are the entities that use team building sessions most frequently. As one of the most popular corporate team building activities, escape games provide highly entertaining yet serious challenges in the areas of problem solving, logical and critical thinking, the ability to make decisions under pressure – but most importantly, in teamwork. Boxroom is happy to offer corporate events that can be customized to fit the specific team-building needs of our clients.
Without concerted effort, most escape quests are very difficult – and some are actually impossible – to complete. A successful escape mission inevitably brings together even total strangers and provides excellent practice in the following teamwork skills:
- knowing and being responsible for one’s role;
- respecting and trusting one’s partners;
- being able to lead or to follow someone else’s lead;
- being aware of the common goal and putting one’s own effort toward it;
- being able to work and interact with others under pressure.
Team building ideas are useful to all types of organizations and are crucial in the development of a healthy, balanced, and productive personality. Staff members of non-profit organizations, clients of business coaches, psychology and social work centers, and students also take advantage of our services – and have fun.