Why Are Fox in a Box Escape Rooms so Good for Team Building?
From building motivation and boosting morale to spotting future team leaders – by thinking outside the box, team-building activities are transformed.
We all have recollections or a perception of a team building activity. The days of the get-to-know-each-other cross-firing of questions, or being forced into the outdoors to complete a physical task you would much rather avoid – have had their time. Previously effective, these team bonding strategies have become dull and predictable – rather than engaging a team, they often have the opposite effect.
You may be a team leader yourself, looking for a corporate team building activity that will pull your team together and promote a positive working atmosphere. If you manage a team, you will be all too aware of the stress your employees might face in the workplace on a daily basis, but you don’t wanna go down the road of the predictable and uninspiring.
Thinking outside the Box for the Perfect Team-Building Activity
What if there was an activity that improved communication skills, encouraged teamwork and boosted motivation, all whilst engaging in an immersive and gripping activity that ensures a memorable and share-worthy team building event?
At Fox in a Box, our escape rooms offer an unrivalled experience for team members to think proactively and work together to achieve a common goal – escape, of course! Your hard-working team will complete challenges in our themed rooms under time pressure, enhancing their problem-solving and time management skills.
Each of them must think on their feet while racing against the clock to crack codes and solve riddles. Picture Dave from accounts, an enthusiastic yet rather shy team member, trying to decipher codes to prevent a nuclear launch with a goofy grin as his teammates cheer him on! It's a creative, logical frenzy under pressure, like trying to decipher an alien language at a carnival! This engaging experience reveals everyone's unique strengths, like Sarah's Sherlock-like deduction skills and Mike's Houdini-like escape tactics. And hey, if they can survive this thrilling adventure, they'll ace any project!
Communication Is Key to Escape Room Success
Escape rooms get everyone on the team working together towards a common goal. If your team needs to improve their communication skills, an escape room gives them the opportunity of solving puzzles – cracking codes and piecing together important information.
The team experience in an escape room creates a sense of camaraderie, something which can be carried over into the business world, creating an environment that has higher productivity and a happier workforce. Team spirit thrives at Fox in a Box’s challenging escape room games.
The goal-setting at the start of an escape room challenge is a critical component of the activity. Whatever the goal, whether you find yourself escaping the harsh conditions of prison, captured by the infamous Zodiac killer, or in the midst of a nuclear launch with the fate of the world resting on your shoulders, your team is given just 60 minutes to attain freedom. The clearly defined objective and the limited amount of time help the team to focus – motivating them to work together to achieve success.
Find Leadership Qualities You Never Knew Existed
We all know that all great teams need a great team leader. Perhaps you are looking for someone to help you with that task, ready to take the extra responsibility and keen to demonstrate this. But how do you choose the right person? Interviews are all very well and will cover the basics, but can you truly pick a future team leader from one?
An escape game will provide managers with the chance to see first-hand who a natural leader might be. Working in a high-pressure, timed environment will bring any future stars to the fore – whilst equally providing existing leaders a chance to build on their management skills.
Sharing in the Success of a ‘Dream Team”
The collaborative nature of escape rooms – working as a team to overcome difficult challenges, the shared adrenaline rush of beating the clock – is sure to bond players with their teammates.
Picture this: Your team, a quirky bunch of office superheroes, tentatively enters the Zodiac killer escape room. As the clock ticks down, Bob, the joker of the group, cracks a hilarious one-liner that breaks the tension. Together, they tackle the devious madman – and the triumphant cheers when the team outwits him and escapes forges an unbreakable bond. That quirky bunch have become the legendary "dream team" – an epic watercooler tale of escape-room heroics!
It’s fair to say that escape rooms should be regarded as a powerful team-building tool – a world away from the traditional team-building exercises that leave many cold. Escape rooms focus on values that are key to the success of a business, whilst allowing team players to have fun.
Fox in a Box offers a cost-effective way to encourage team building, communication, leadership skills and confidence. If you are seeking a team-building activity that is as effective as it is memorable, a Fox in a Box escape room is the answer.
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