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.
Doesn’t it seem like creativity is some elusive quality we’re all looking for when hiring and developing a team? According to Psychology Today, “Research shows that creative thinking involves making new connections between different regions of the brain, which is accomplished by cultivating divergent thinking skills and deliberately exposing oneself to new experiences and to learning.” Everyone has some amount of creativity—it’s needed in everyday life as we navigate unique situations. Most people have an untapped wealth of creativity just waiting to be unleashed. But the big question is, how do I develop this in my team?
That’s what The Escape Game Nashville is for! If developing creativity requires cultivating divergent thinking skills and exposing oneself to new experiences, then TEG is the perfect place to develop creative thinking skills. Your team will have to think in new and unique ways as they race against the clock to uncover Clyde Hamilton’s hidden gold, or recover the stolen masterpiece in the prestigious art museum. Are they having trouble communicating? They’ll have to try to communicate in different and more effective ways. Are they getting stuck on a particular puzzle? They’ll have to look at it from different angles until they have the glorious “aha” moment! Your team will learn how to make a plan quickly and adapt as hidden obstacles come up. Nothing is ever as it seems in an escape room.
These skills will go far in the workplace. Your team will learn how to cater their presentations and products for the needs of the client. They’ll learn how to look at a complex problem and poke at it from different angles until they figure out the solution. A good, healthy team is one that can think quickly and remain flexible. Communication and collaboration is vital to getting the job done well!
When your team sees that you value creative thinking by booking your next team building activity at The Escape Game Nashville, they’ll have more confidence to step out with a bold idea when it really matters. According to a Gallup survey, only 29% of workers strongly agree that they’re expected to be creative or think of new ways to do things at work. This means that the majority of workers out there are just maintaining the status quo. You can break that mold in your own work environment by investing in team building activities that develop and encourage creative thinking. There is no innovation without creativity.
Aside from the bottom line of creating a great productive or service, your work culture will be one people enjoy being a part of. Hiring won’t be an issue as people will love working for your company.
People are raving about their team building experience at TEG Nashville. Check out what they have to say:
“Great fun! Our office used this as a team building exercise, and I learned so much about my office mates. The clues and puzzles were very challenging, and 5 people with Master’s degrees got out 42 seconds before our time ran out. Location is excellent, as there were restaurants nearby. Will go again when time allows.”
“I wish I could give this place 10 stars!!! The 3rd Avenue North location has the most amazing staff and fully immersive rooms. The detail and quality they have put into the rooms and puzzles is amazing. We ended up doing two different rooms—Prison Break and Gold Rush. Both rooms had such different puzzles, and were so challenging! I was only visiting from Buffalo, but I plan to come back to Tennessee just to be able to complete all the rooms they have available. If you love puzzles, problem solving, and teamwork you have to make the visit here. This is great for birthday parties, special occasions, team building work exercises, or just finding a new awesome hobby! Thanks The Escape Game!!”
“The Escape Game is a slam dunk if you need to entertain a group or do team building. Plus, this location is right in downtown Nashville, so that’s a plus for entertainment as well. Definitely add it to your group outing plan!!”
“Been for two separate games—Prison Break & Nashville—for work team building events. Great staff, intense games—helps with teamwork and bonding. Try it!”
We have three different locations in Nashville: Berry Hill, Downtown, Opry Mills. Each location is awesome, with tons of things to do and awesome restaurants to keep the team building day going.
The Pfunky Griddle – Berry Hill Location
The Pfunky Griddle is a family friendly restaurant that provides an experience where the customers are the cooks. They do all the prep and clean up, while you just get to focus on making delicious pancakes. If TEG wasn’t enough intensity, have a pancake making contest after at The Pfunky Griddle.
Stay Golden – Berry Hill Location
At Stay Golden, they treat coffee, food, and cocktails as equals, giving each of them the dedicated time and attention they deserve. They take fresh, seasonal ingredients and turn them into something truly excellent. Stop by before or after your game to enjoy a relaxed environment with incredible and unique food and drinks.
Pinewood Social – Downton Location
A place to be morning, noon or night. Whether you work or play, socialize or not, it’s up to you. Just make your time count at Pinewood. Grab some delicious food, coffee, cocktails, and enjoy a game of bowling before or after your great escape!
Martin’s Bar–B–Que Joint – Downtown Location
This location is in the heart of downtown Nashville. Grab a nice southern BBQ meal and enjoy the massive beer garden in the back with tons of seating, games, and a stage for live music. It’s a great way to unwind after the high-intensity 60 minutes at TEG.
Chuys – Opry Mills Location
Founders Mike Young and John Zapp had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone. Grab some yummy Tex-Mex and enjoy the funky feel. Don’t leave without trying the Boom-Boom sauce!