Starting a new job can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you don’t really know your coworkers. You aren’t familiar with their work habits, skills, or personalities, which can be hard at times and can even negatively affect productivity and collaboration in the office. To resolve this disconnect among coworkers, some companies send their employees to escape rooms where they have to work together to solve a series of puzzles to win. It is both a fun activity and a good team building exercise that will allow you and your coworkers the opportunity to get to know each other better and improve workplace communication skills.
There are many types of rooms to choose from at Bond’s Escape Room in Northern Virginia, but all offer a great place to practice teambuilding.
These are some tips for successful teamwork as you try to escape the room:
Set Common Goals
At work, your company and coworkers have a common purpose and goal. You work on completing projects on time, getting numbers up, acquiring clients, and much more. Escape rooms are not much different. If your team decides what needs to be done and sets goals, it will be easier to win the game.
Figure Out How Each Member Can Contribute
If each member knows what they are good at, it can help complete puzzles more quickly and efficiently. Assessing each other or passing the baton to another group member when you are having trouble is a good way to work as a team and help solve the puzzle quicker.
Get into the Right Mindset
Going into an escape room with a positive attitude is the best way to get motivated to win. Make sure you and your coworkers are engaging each other and keeping each other motivated throughout the game to ensure a successful teambuilding exercise that can be carried to the office.
Listen to Each Other
Communication is key. Escape rooms require players to listen to each other to get new ideas and complete the puzzles to win. The only way you can work as a team and build relationships with your coworkers both in the escape room at Bond’s in Northern Virginia and the workplace is if you listen to each other.
Organizing your belongings, whether it’s at home, the office, or in the escape room can be a huge help. In an office environment, you and your coworkers will be able to get work done more efficiently if everything has a place and is organized in some logical way. You can use this organization concept in the escape room by organizing all the clues and pieces you find into the puzzle they belong to.
Our Rooms Make the Perfect Team Building Activity in Northern Virginia!
Bond’s Escape Room in Northern Virginia is the perfect place for you and your coworkers to get to know each other, work together, and grow your company’s dynamic. Give your coworkers and employees a fun, collaborative activity that requires skills essential to any team scenario. Contact us online or call us today to book a game!