The most successful, memorable team-building events are ones that don’t feel like a day at the office. – Forbes
According to Forbes (and I agree), team building is “the most important investment you’ll make” for your team. It not only gives your team a break from the normal day-to-day at the office, but encourages communication, trust, and a deeper understanding of each other’s strengths and needs when working on projects.
So far, the best activity I’ve found for team building are escape rooms. Escape rooms are inherently team building because they require communication and trust. They’re effective because of the unforgettable hands-on learning experience.
More and more escape rooms are offering team building, but not all team building is equal. Here are some of the key things to look for when researching your next team outing:
- Certifications – While certifications aren’t everything, they add significant value. They also help you filter out the companies who may be offering team building without the knowledge to back it up.
- Just for fun is… well, fun, but is it what your team needs? – While I do suggest finding a team building activity that’s fun, you have to remember this is an investment. What will your team gain from this experience?
- Price – A larger price tag isn’t always better, but in the world of escape rooms it’s definitely something to pay attention to. The less expensive escape rooms generally invest less into their experiences. It might be budget friendly, but it’ll also probably leave your team disappointed and frustrated.
At The Puzzle Effect we create unique rooms that give your group an experience they’ll talk about for months, and we take it to the next level with our Team Building packages.
Everyone had a blast, and the post-escape workshop was insightful. Your team was great! Would definitely do it again. – Denise
Our DISC-Certified Corporate Facilitators provide insightful facilitation and education specifically tailored to your team’s needs. We make sure your team walks away with knowledge and new skills that are applicable back at work.
We learned about our team, how to build a stronger team and walked away with incredible insights and lessons that will help us be even more successful in the future. Together, our team laughed, learned, bonded and shared a truly unique experience that has energized us to tackle some big projects we have ahead of us. The only regret we have is that we didn’t do a full day… we all want to go back… tomorrow. – Carrie
If you’ve been putting off team building because you don’t see the value, hopefully I’ve been able to change your mind. In today’s work culture it’s vital that companies invest in their people, and once you do you’ll find you have a team that’s more productive, communicative, and overall happier. So what are you waiting for?