Companies all around the country have been flocking to The Escape Game for their next team building activity. Whether this is a part of your regular work routine, or you have a special occasion coming up, check out TEG Pigeon Forge for your team building activity.
What makes TEG well-suited for team building? Isn’t it just a fun activity? Well, yes it’s a blast, but it’s so much more than that! When your team enters a new world in one of our escape rooms and tries to fix their spacecraft before they’re stuck on Mars, or gathers as much intel as possible to stop an impending attack, they’ll have to use skills that are essential in the workplace.
Communication, collaboration, and creativity are all key to uncovering hidden clues and solving intricate puzzles to escape before it’s too late! Rather than sitting in a room, reading about or listening to a lecture about these skills, they’ll be activating them on their own, which will lead to lasting results.
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.
Feeling a little skeptical? Maybe you’re picturing a cheesy room, tackily decorated and easy to solve. That’s not what you’ll find at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. Take a look at this video to get a peek inside our rooms. Our escape rooms are perfectly crafted to transport your team to another time and another place! Your team will be talking about this adventure for days to come. Everyone has an “aha” moment when at last, the puzzle comes into focus, or a vital clue is finally uncovered.
Like we mentioned before, your team will unleash skills they never knew they had, or simply haven’t had the opportunity to use yet.
Communication. Communication. Communication. Your team will not be able to escape if they aren’t able to communicate. There’s so much going on in an escape room and it all happens so fast. Your team will have to talk to each other and delegate tasks as they move around the room. If your team wants to escape prison or recover the hidden masterpiece, they’ll have to learn to communicate effectively. But the cool thing is, after they see they can communicate in a high-intensity environment, they’ll communicate better at work. When Kate sees Alice listened to her advice and tried her suggestion when looking for the final piece of the clue, she’ll trust that Alice will actually listen to her when putting the final touches on the presentation.
At TEG, you leave the room together. Whether winners or losers, you do it as a team. Each person is vital to the mission. The beauty of a team is that everyone has different skills to bring to the table, and they’re all needed! Delegation is going to be key when getting into the flow. Everyone needs to be working together, but separate. This is a great time for you to see who’s good at taking the lead, who’s good thinking critically, who’s a great encourager. You’ll be able to help your team members improve overall when you see what they’re capable of.
According to Psychology Today, “creativity is the thinking that fuels innovation,” and “creativity is or is related to 9 of the top 10 skills that global executives say is essential for 2020 and beyond.” Many underestimate the power of creative thinking. But there truly is no innovation without creativity. Your team will unleash creativity like never before as there are twists around every corner. Keeping an open mind and a readiness to think outside of the box will serve your team well in the great escape.
Not only will your team learn some awesome skills, but you’ll be investing in your work culture. Every team has a specific culture. Some good. Some bad. When you invest in your team by planning an escape room activity, you’re showing your team that you’re invested in creating a great work culture. According to Gallup, “A strong company culture is a competitive advantage. But building one that positively influences your employee’s performance and your customer engagement isn’t easy.” We’re living in a time where people are getting called out for bad work environments. Do something different in your job and create a culture that your team members can be proud of and one that helps them operate at a higher level than other jobs.
Understanding the importance of communication, collaboration, creativity, and an awesome work culture is a great first step. Let TEG help you facilitate an epic adventure that brings all of these things together!
People have been loving coming to TEG Pigeon Forge with their teams. Check out what they have to say:
“This was a celebration event. Had so much fun playing. You’ll love all the clues and it’s a great team building game!”
“I have been visiting Pigeon Forge my entire life (28 years) and have pretty much seen it all when it comes to attractions offered. That being said, I can confidently say that the Escape Game stands above all the others as my absolute favorite.
So far I have done the Heist (challenging – we escaped) and Prison Break (very challenging – we didn’t escape). Can’t wait to go back for more!
If you are looking for a fun double date, team-building exercise or just an overall adrenaline rush then look no further. The staff is friendly, the experience is worth the $ and the memories / laughs will last a lifetime.”
“I loved it! First time doing it and it was amazing! Great team building skills for a group.”
“Love this place!! We did the Prison Break last year and loved it. This time we did Classified and had a great time. We made it out with 10 minutes to spare but we did get one clue. The rooms are elaborate and have more then one room, which we enjoy. I have done other escape rooms and they only make me appreciate this place even more. Book your escape today and have fun!”
There are great spots all around that keep with the feel of Pigeon Forge. Check out any of the nearby places before or after your escape game.
Blue Moose Burger and Wings – Down the street
Pigeon Forge’s only family sports grill has been kept a secret by the local residents for years. Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest angus beef burgers, award winning jumbo chicken wings in 16 different flavors, and ice cold beer. This is a great spot for your team to come and debrief after an epic escape.
Smoky Mountain Brewery – Down the street
SMB began like the story of many great beers—with a lot of passion and trial-and-error. They appreciate simplicity and consistency. When your team comes to SMB after your great escape, you know you’ll receive quality beer and food every single time. Enjoy the hospitality and chill vibe.
Timberwood Grill – Down the street
Enjoy the woodsy feel of Pigeon Forge at Timberwood Grill. You’ll enjoy classic American comfort food and drinks in a rustic, lodge-inspired space. When in Pigeon Forge, you might as well immerse yourself in the feel of the mountains. If you play Gold Rush, you’ll have an entire cabin-in-the-woods day!