Team building is an essential activity for every company. You want the people working in your organisation to be able to communicate effectively which in turn affects productivity. When people are not working together it becomes virtually impossible to achieve individual and team goals. However, if all members are genuinely engaged and have a vested interest in the success of the organisation as a whole, they will do everything they can to help out.
One way to motivate them towards team building is trying an Escape the Room Game. This is a fun activity where a team is locked inside a room and the members have to solve puzzles and questions in order to escape. Although they are not physically locked in a room, the concept is such that team need to help each other complete the activities before they can leave within a given time.
This game requires that each team member has to contribute and help. There are a number of puzzles to solve, questions to be answered. It won’t be possible for one person to have the ability to do this alone, lit will need the whole team to pull together to complete the game.
The members of the team have to showcase their strengths in order to answer the questions in the fastest possible time. When people are trapped inside a room and they are only given a specific amount of time, they won’t have any other choice but to just help each other.
The positive effect
Ultimately, the team will feel accomplished when they have won the game and beaten the clock. This makes them realise that they can achieve a great deal when they help each other. They will then start seeing the value of teamwork. Conversely, if they lose, they will also realise that had they played the game better and cooperated more with each other more, they could have won.
This also gives people food for thought in the work environment. Your employees will learn to think and collaborate with their team members. It will be refreshing for them to try a different approach and it will be a great opportunity for team members to get to know each other better.
This will make the experience a lot more exciting. Moving forward, team members may find they display greater respect to each other. They will know who to ask for help if they need it and will be more likely to lending a hand whenever it is required and be passionate about the growth of the company and their team.
Change will not happen overnight but team members may now be inspired to work harder and be more cooperative.
It is no wonder why many companies and organisations have tried this kind of game. They have seen the value in improving the attitude of their employees towards work and each other. Try it with your employees and you will see just how great it is.