If you’ve have a chance to read some of our previous blog posts, then you probably already have a good idea of what team-building is all about. As mentioned in “Corporate Team-Building: The Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs, and Everything In Between,” possessing basic team-building skills can weigh heavily on the outcome of any task or project at hand. Therefore, it is important for companies and business to work toward strengthening their employees’ teamwork and team-building skills as much as possible.
Since our opening, Room To Escape has been known to help many corporations improve their employees’ team-building skills and to promote an overall better working environment through a unique and engaging team-building activity. So what are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and get your team into Room To Escape for a team-building event to remember. But first, in order to avoid wasting your time and resources with a improperly planned event, be sure to consider these three very essential tips when planning your corporate team-building event.
1. Keep your team-size small, no matter how big your entire group is. Although the recommended group size for an escape game depends on the layout and setup of the room, research shows that the average successful group size in most escape games is 4.5 people. If teams try to squeeze more than the recommended number of people into a room, it makes the experience much less enjoyable for everyone involved, as things become much more chaotic, communication between team members weakens, and success rates often decrease.
Luckily, by having three different escape games at Room To Escape, we are able to accommodate large groups by splitting them up into smaller teams. By doing this, we are able to strengthen team dynamics and really see teams perform to the best of their abilities. Plus, it may add a little friendly competition along the way!
2. Allow time for meaningful debriefing after the game. This is more important than a lot of people realize. By fostering a group discussion after your game is complete, you are able to review effective and not-so-effective strategies, player strengths, and any unexpected surprises you may have encountered throughout your game. Having a discussion about all of these aspects allows you to learn various lessons and improve overall teamwork. In addition, we have found that players also enjoy reliving everyone’s favorite parts of the game.
3. Have fun. Work doesn’t always have to be routine and mundane. Offering your employees a fun and unique team-building activity like this is sure to pay off. While maintaining a professional relationship with your employees is important, allowing yourself and your employees to have a little bit of fun is also just as important. When employees are able to have fun and enjoy themselves, there is a good chance that you will see tighter connections and more effective teamwork among staff members. And just remember… it’s a game! If you don’t allow yourself to let loose and have fun, are you really achieving what you were hoping to achieve by holding this event in the first place?
Looking for a fun, unique, and engaging team-building activity for your team? Take advantage of the coupon below and book your event at Room To Escape now!