Team building activities are more important now than they have ever been before. With so many companies participating—at least in part—in remote working, it may take effort to get your team to work together, cohesively. Even in companies who are working completely from an office, the digital age can cause a bit of in-person separation. If you’re looking into team building activities for your team, you’re already clued into the importance of this long-standing tradition.
The Escape Game New York City is here to add a little spice to the same old strokes of team building. When your team enters one of our escape rooms, they’ll be transported to another time and another place as they amp up the creativity, communication, and collaboration as they work together against the clock to uncover hidden clues and solve puzzles.
According to a Gallup survey, 35% of lower-level employees say they’re only given time to be creative a few times a year or less. The problem is that innovation does not come without creativity. When you book with TEG, you’re creating space for creative development that will pay off as your team takes those skills back to the workspace. Your team will spend 60 minutes learning and growing together as a team. Ultimately, they’ll win or lose together as a team. Whichever the outcome, it’ll be epic.
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.
What is it about escape rooms that create such an awesome environment for team building? Why do companies keep flocking to TEG over other activities? Every single team member matters when you step into an escape room. If you want to escape prison before the warden serves you a fate worse than life in prison, or find Clyde Hamilton’s gold before the mob, each person needs to work together to uncover hidden clues and solve intricate puzzles. Your team will learn a lot about themselves and each other. They’ll develop skills that are vital to a successful workspace.
Escape Rooms Build Trust.
It can take a lot to come to trust the people we work around. Now add that so many of us are working remotely, we can tend to rely solely on ourselves rather than trusting our coworkers to collaborate well. These habits need to be broken if you want to have a healthy, functional work culture. When your team does an escape room, they’ll experience first-hand how clever and capable their colleagues are. Jack will see that Sam really knows how to step up and delegate. While Sam will see that Mary has a knack for looking at something from different angles until she has the answer. The next time a work situation comes up, they’ll be more likely to trust each other to do their part.
TEG Facilitates Learning How To Communicate.
There are no other options but communication, communication, communication. Your team will not be able to escape if they don’t learn to communicate well. But that’s a good thing! If your team has become accustomed to working solo and aren’t inclined to collaborate, they need this shake up! Their best work is ahead of them when they learn to communicate and collaborate on work projects the way they will in TEG.
TEG Is Affordable.
If you’ve been in the team building game long enough, you know it can become quite pricey. Especially if you’re trying to make it fun and exciting for your team. But there’s only so much that can happen on a dinner cruise or another weekend retreat to the mountains that results in actual team building skills. Though there’s a place for those trips, The Escape Game is an awesome, affordable option that actually incentivizes team members to work together.
Bonds Are Formed.
There really is nothing like working shoulder-to-shoulder to create or achieve something tangible. When your team finally makes their epic escape, actual bonds have been formed. It may take a minute to break the ice and for everyone to start collaborating and communicating, but team-after-team has walked away high-fiving and recalling the clutch moments that either won or lost the game.
Learn How To Win And Lose Together.
Let’s face it. We don’t always win. We don’t always get the client. We don’t always sell the product. Your team may not always escape with the stolen masterpiece or find the gold. There are just as many, if not more, lessons to be learned in losing as there are to be learned in winning. When your team can walk away from TEG after not escaping in 60 minutes, but they all walk away together, that’s a win!
TEG Is Fun.
There are lots of reasons companies look to team building activities. Whether you have a new team member and you want to assess strengths and weaknesses, you want to take your team out to celebrate winning over a big client, or some other reason, you want it to be fun. We’ve all seen The Office and we don’t want to create a Michal Scott-worthy team building activity. At The Escape Game New York City, you can create a team building experience that your team will actually really enjoy and will be talking about for days to come!
With over 1,300 reviews, we’re a 5-star escape game company! Check out what others have had to say about TEG New York City:
“Amazing team building experience. We had no choice but to work together and use everyone’s individual strengths to get out.”
“My team finished 1st. That’s all that matters. 1st day on a new job, great team building exercise.”
“Had an awesome time here for a team building experience with colleagues. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room we did was incredibly interesting. I definitely recommend giving this place a try whether you’re a local or visiting NYC.”
“Amazing experience! Highly recommended for team building and communication!”
“It was a wonderful team building experience. How well do you rely on your team mates“
Located between Rockefeller Plaza and the Empire State Building, there are so many things to do and places to grab a bite before or after your game. You can easily make a day out of it with your team.
Park Avenue Tavern – A block away
Park Avenue Tavern is the quintessential American bar and restaurant that centers around a combination of classic New York City elegance and over the top hospitality. Park Avenue Tavern has two private dining or event spaces that can be reserved for your team to celebrate your win, or plan for how you’ll escape next time!
Tonchin New York – A few blocks away
Tokyo meets New York, with love. Dekitate means “Made for you.” The team at Tonchin strives to give their guests the best food with the freshest ingredients. They make signature broth, handmade noodles, and all the delicious toppings from scratch. You can order craft infusions as the team of experienced bartenders prepares every drink to order. Tonchin (屯ちん) means a place to come together. This is a place for everyone. Where you are always welcome. Where friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers can eat well and connect love.
The Ainsworth – A few blocks away
The Ainsworth brings a sophisticated twist to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Grab a cocktail, cold beer, or perfectly grilled steak with your team before or after your game. The happy, high-energy atmosphere will keep your team engaged and will help create more memories!