According to an article about team building on Science for Work, the actual definition of team building activities can be vague and unclear. When researching the best approaches for team building, you’ll find it’s hard to find one definition, because it’s different for every team. For some, the objective may be improving the functionality of a team in general, conflict resolution, building morale, and so many other reasons.
One thing researchers all agree on, is that it’s important to get out of the office and hold your team building activity in a space that’s not related to the day-to-day work. Cue The Escape Game King of Prussia! Our escape rooms couldn’t be more different than your work environment.
Whether in store, or virtual, your team will learn vital skills for success and develop a team culture than anyone would be excited to be a part of. Investing in an epic team building adventure for your company is a great way to up the dynamic of your workspace.
Team bonding and team building are totally different but equally valuable. Bring your team members closer together and develop skills that will improve your office culture. The fun of collectively taking on an adventure, combined with the rush of an escape, creates a bond like few other activities can. They don’t even need to escape for this to work! The fun is in the adventure and the shared goal, with high-level teamwork built right in.
One of the most important things to decide before even embarking on the details of a team building activity is the objective. What are you trying to accomplish with this endeavor? The good news is, The Escape Game King of Prussia can help you achieve many goals when it comes to team building!
Discover strengths and weaknesses.
Before you get caught in a sticky situation at work—realizing your team doesn’t know how to communicate well or doesn’t know how to divide and conquer—learn what you need to do to help your team improve overall. Rather than having a trust circle with ice breaker questions, discover the strengths and weaknesses of your team in a fun and safe environment that allows people to step up and show skills that maybe you don’t even know they have. At The Escape Game King of Prussia, every team member is vital to the success of the escape. Let them show you what they can do!
Learn to communicate.
Communication is vital to the success of a team. You need to be able to count on your team to communicate clearly and effectively when you’re pushing up against a looming deadline. Don’t get to a point where you get bottlenecked on big and little decisions. When your team is rushing to figure out that final clue to help them get to the next set of puzzles, they’ll learn how to communicate like champs.
There’s nothing like working shoulder-to-shoulder for the real bonding to happen. If you’ve ever experienced an intense experience with someone else, you’ll know how quickly walls come down and relationships are formed. When your team steps into an escape room, they’ll be immersed in an action-packed 60 minutes, where the intensity is high. They’ll walk away knowing each other way better than they did before.
Just like you need to trust that you’ve hired the right people for the team, your team needs to know they can trust each other. When Sarah notices Tom listened to her and changed course in the middle of the game, she’ll trust that he will listen to her when the new client is waiting. When Ben sees Grace taking charge and coming up with a game plan quickly to get the ball rolling on finding clues, he’ll trust that she can delegate fairly and efficiently on the monthly partner review. Trust is important to a healthy work atmosphere. The Escape Game King of Prussia offers a unique and fun way to build trust. Better than a trust fall? We think so.
Sometimes what your team needs is fun. Maybe you don’t need to assess strengths and weaknesses. Maybe your team has been together for a long time and the trust and relationship is already there. Maybe it’s just time to celebrate all the wins your team has accomplished over the years. There’s nothing like immersing yourself in a prestigious art museum to recover a stolen masterpiece to make some memories to last a lifetime.
Whether your team can join in person, or you choose our virtual option, The Escape Game King of Prussia is a great choice for your next team building activity. Take a look at what others have had to say:
“We did the gold rush game with our staff and had an absolutely amazing time! I’ve done many escape rooms in the past (15 +) and this was BY FAR the best one I’ve ever seen or experienced. The actual game was a ton of fun, and creative with surprises around every corner. The staff (particularly Liz) was super fun and our team made great memories together. We can’t wait to go back again!!!”
“We arrived and had the opportunity to attempt Gold Rush. Liz and the team have really gone the extra mile to create a great experience. While I haven’t done many Escape Rooms prior, my expectations were consistently exceeded and I found myself truly enjoying the experience. Great team building experience. Would highly recommend it for groups as well.”
“First of all, I love doing any Escape Room, but not all are created equal. I’ve done several Escape Rooms, but this was my first time at The Escape Games King of Prussia and I WILL BE BACK! The room I did was the Gold Rush. It was amazing! So interactive. So many hidden surprises. Several rooms in one adventure. It was just great. I don’t want to give too many details and spoil it, but it is definitely worth it. I loved every bit of it. Can’t wait to do the other rooms.”
“We have done two Escape Games at this location: Playground and The Heist. Both were very well designed, intricately detailed and a lot of fun. We also really appreciated that the staff are paying close attention to your experience and are easily able to communicate hints in a timely manner. We have done over 15 escape rooms and we all agreed that these have been of the highest caliber and our favorites.”
You may find yourselves in need of sustenance after such an intense afternoon of searching for Clyde Hamilton’s gold. There are quite a few spots to grab a bite nearby. Here are just a few:
True Food Kitchen – A few steps away
The foodies, the health experts and the wellness seekers who believe in a good glass of red. The flavor fanatics, the plant-based, and the protein obsessed. The cocktail wizards and the culinary visionaries who concoct and create. The farmers, the growers, the winemakers, and the bakers. The green juice lovers and the burger aficionados and the Sunday brunchers. The options are endless at True Food Kitchen.
Mission BBQ – Just across 76
Mission BBQ believes in running a business with meaning and purpose, and nothing is more American than BBQ. Everyday they strive to serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made our country great. After working up your appetite trying to escape, settle in for a nice brisket lunch.
Shake Shack – A few steps away
The King of Prussia Shack is an expansive stand-alone shack. It’s hard to go wrong when burgers and shakes are the offering. Your team will be glad they work for you when you treat them before or after your daring escape.