As the holidays draw near, it can be a great time to bring your corporate colleagues together in celebration. Not only is this a great team-building idea, it’s also a reminder that you see your employees as a family and want to enjoy the season with them. While many organizations host traditional office holiday parties, a lot of corporations are turning to fun and unique venues for their seasonal events. Not sure what type of holiday party will have the most effect on your team’s morale and cohesion? Look no further than holding your corporate event at a local Escape Hunt!
Escape room games have been around for close to a decade but have gained popularity in recent years. An extension of old-fashioned adventure video games, escape room games bring the virtual experience to life by challenging teams of players to figure their way out of a locked room. Through solving puzzles, gathering clues and working together as a team, players get to test their wits against the game and see how fast they can escape. Escape rooms come in many shapes and settings, from prison breaks to space stations, providing endless possibilities for a thrilling time with friends and co-workers.
Team-building games are a great way to bring colleagues closer together. From simple verbal games (like two truths and a lie) to problem-solving games (who can build the tallest tower?), businesses use icebreakers to help employees build trust with each other. Learning more about each other will help your employees feel comfortable with one another, improving the work environment. An escape room is no different! By tasking your employees with solving a physical problem together, you can ensure they learn how to communicate and work together constructively. Best of all, these newfound skills translate to the field when faced with corporate challenges in the future.
Everyone needs a bit of a respite from the daily grind, whether they’re social workers who need a course in self-care or white-collar workers who need some time away from their desks. The holiday season is a great time to show your appreciation for your employees by treating them to a fun time out of the office. Whether you do dinner and cocktails at a fancy restaurant or a lunch party during working hours, a holiday event shows that you value your employees as part of your corporate family. Of course, you also want to show that you can think outside of the box. Why settle for a run-of-the-mill event when you can build employee cohesion with a creative team-based event? An escape room party could be a unique way to celebrate while bringing the team closer together.
Ready to plan your next corporate holiday party at an escape room or use one for other corporate team-building ideas? There’s a great escape room in your own backyard, ready to challenge your employees and help them bond. The facilitators are trained to guide participants in reflective discussions and provide verbal and written feedback to the organizer. Sound like a perfect fit for your next holiday party? Find out more at Escape Hunt Houston — if you dare!