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7 Ways Escape Room Mysteries Can Make Your Team Building More Effective

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Don't let your staff die of boredom! Here's how you can throw a team-building day that they'll actually enjoy

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork!

Building an efficient team is not easy and requires a lot of effort, but it can be done. It took the Justice League some time to gel as a team, but eventually, they were able to work together to take down their enemies. Even the Avengers had to endure growing pains before becoming the well-oiled machine we see in the movies.

We all aspire to be a part of great teams like Avengers or Justice League, but in reality, most of us are just a bunch of random people thrown together. But that does not mean we can't be an effective team!

You can also build a great team, as Nick Fury did in the Avengers. It starts with finding the right people for the job and then putting them through some intense team-building exercises. Moreover, you have to be willing to let them make mistakes and learn from them.

There are a lot of team-building exercises out there, but not all of them are effective. Some exercises are just a waste of time and can even be counter-productive. That's why you need to choose the right exercises for your team.

Escape room mysteries are a great way to build an effective team. These exercises offer a number of benefits that other team-building exercises simply cannot match.

Here's how you can customize our escape room kits to create the perfect team-building experience for your team.

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1. Make it a Collaborative Activity, Not a Competition

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The goal of team-building activities should be to promote collaboration, not competition. Most of the team-building games out there are based on competition, but that's not what you should be aiming for.

Competition can be helpful in some cases but can also be detrimental to team building. Employees who are focused on winning are not thinking about working together. They're thinking about themselves.

You want your team to work together, not compete against each other. That's why you should ensure that the team-building exercise you choose focuses on collaboration, not competition.

Escape room mysteries are the perfect choice for this. You can't win an escape room mystery on your own. You have to work together with your team to find all the clues and solve the puzzles.

2. Make it An Activity Everyone Can Enjoy

Positive developments in workplace culture have led to a greater focus on inclusivity. Where most of the team-building games out there are accessible only to people with certain physical abilities, escape room mysteries can be enjoyed by everyone.

People with physical disabilities can also participate in escape room mysteries without any problems. All they need is a way to communicate with the rest of the team.

Escape room mysteries are also a great choice for people who are unwell. If someone is feeling sick, they can just sit out and watch the rest of the team play. They won't feel left out and won't be putting themselves in danger by participating in physical activity.

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3. Organize the Activity Outside the Workplace

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Most of the team-building games out there take place in the workplace. That's not ideal because it can remind employees of their work duties and responsibilities.

When you're trying to promote teamwork, you want your employees to focus on the activity, not their work. That's why you should organize team-building exercises outside the workplace.

Escape room games can be organized anywhere. All you need is a room and some furniture. You can even set up an escape room in your own home if you want. This will make it easier for employees to relax and focus on the activity.

4. Set Clear Goals and Expectations

Team building aims to promote teamwork and collaboration, but you also need to set clear goals and expectations. Employees need to know what they're supposed to be doing and why it's important.

Before you start the team-building exercise, make sure everyone understands the goal. Explain what you're trying to achieve and why it's important. It will help employees to take the activity more seriously, and they'll be more likely to put in the effort to achieve the goal.

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5. Keep the Team Building Activity During Office Hours

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Nobody wants to do team building on their own time. If you keep the team-building activity outside the working hours or on the weekend, you're more likely to get employees who are not interested in the activity.

It's better to keep the team building during office hours. This way, employees will be more likely to take the activity seriously. They won't be able to use the excuse that they're too busy because it's during working hours.

It is ideal to keep the activity in the middle of the week or at the end of the day. This way, employees will already be looking forward to the weekend and will be more likely to participate in the team building.

6. Make It Voluntary

Most team-building games are mandatory, but that's not the best approach. If you make the activity mandatory, employees will take it less seriously. They'll see it as a waste of time and won't put in the effort to achieve the goal.

It's better to make team-building voluntary. This will filter out the employees who are not interested in the activity. Those who do participate will be more likely to take it seriously and be more likely to achieve the goal.

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7. Break Down Barriers

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Escape rooms are a great way to break down barriers between employees. If you work in a hierarchical organization, there might be some tension between different levels of employees.

Escape room mysteries can help break down these barriers. Employees will need to work together closely to solve the mystery, and they'll get to know each other better in the process.

It's important to debrief after the team-building exercise. This is when you'll talk about the experience and what everyone learned from it. Make sure to give employees the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.

Escape room team building can be a fun and effective way to promote teamwork and collaboration. Just make sure to keep these tips in mind to make the most of the experience.

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