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A team building activity is one of the most important components to creating a positive work environment. There are hundreds of different ways to get your employees to engage with one another, but none are better than Trapology. It’s a bold claim, we know – but we’ve sat through enough of our fair share of “mandatory fun” to know a thing or two about what’s actually engaging and worth your employees’ time. Check out the below for the reasons we believe that Trapology is the best of the best when it comes to team building activities in Boston!
(Or if you’re feeling really ambitious, send our devilishly handsome Creative Alchemist, Mike, a strongly worded letter. Let him know what you’re looking for and he’ll help you put together your ideal event!) Alright, enough of that, onto to the list!
One of the main goals of a team building activity is to improve productivity through
the 3 P’s (policies, processes & procedures). What better way to work on all three than coming together in order to solve some puzzles?
If you’re searching for team building activities in Boston, then you already know that one of the essential parts of team building is to encourage people to work together in order to achieve a common goal. At Trapology, your most important task is to work with the people you’re locked up with. This makes it the perfect opportunity to meld minds with your group and learn how to work together.
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Working together in order to escape requires you to be creative and quick! Our puzzles and rooms are designed to be unique and unordinary, so you’ll have to be too. Escaping our rooms means thinking outside the box, so let your imagination run wild!
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Survive a weekend in the woods, resurface a sinking submarine, or pull a fast one on the prison guards
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Recently MIT researchers conducted a study to determine a team’s potential to be successful. Their results showed that the importance of having strong communication skills is equal to the combined importance of multiple other factors. Communication is also the key component in succeeding at Trapology! Our games are designed so that all members of a team play a unique role in ensuring success. But be warned, you’ll find out very quickly that you’ll need to combine those different skills in order to prevail!
Studies have shown that many American companies have shockingly low levels of employee engagements. Gallup reports that 70% of American workers are not showing up to work committed to delivering their best performance. A team building activity is an easy way to change this! Show your employees that you care about their well-being and that your interest in them extends outside of the office! In our experience, you can’t ever overvalue good morale!
70% of American workers are not showing up to work committed to delivering their best performance
50% of the positive changes in communication patterns at work can be credited to social interaction outside of the workplace
Payoff of Boosting Engagement
Regarding our reason listed above, the Kenexa Research Institute found that companies with highly engaged employees achieve twice the net annual income of companies whose employees lag behind on engagement. That same research also showed that 50% of the positive changes in communication patterns at work can be credited to social interaction outside of the workplace. And heck, a change of scenery every once in a while never hurt anyone! So grab your team and escape the office walls for a bit; we promise you it’ll be well worth your time.
We love to help corporate teams get a little spring back into their step both at our home location on 177 Tremont St. as well as out in the wild. Check out the below video for an offsite event we did for 150 actuaries!
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“Give them a challenge. These are smart people”, said our client in one of her first e-mails.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. They are 150 actuaries and they’re brilliant.”
“Okaaaaay. Let’s do this.”
Sharpen Problem Solving Skills
Figuring out how to escape our rooms helps employees work on their ability to solve problems out in the world. Think of Trapology as practice: if you can problem-solve your way through a haunted submarine with a one-way ticket to the ocean floor, then that sales pitch next week is a piece of cake! If they solve seemingly impossible situations at Trapology, that boost in confidence can make an employee solve problems at work with less struggle and more certainty.
One massive benefit of a team building activity is that it breaks down barriers and lets coworkers interact and work with each other in ways they normally never would in the office. It’s all about getting everyone together in a neutral setting! It gives them the opportunity to socialize and connect in a more personal way, and makes employees feel comfortable around their bosses. Trapology offers a unique way to do this, by offering a relaxing lounge overlooking Boston Common for food and drink while also presenting stimulating escape experiences with our immersive storylines and challenging puzzles that put everyone on a level playing field.
Attract & Retain Top Talent
An article recently written for Forbes stressed the importance of an engaging team building activity. It detailed why these activities are more effective than doing something simple like company dinners. Additionally, they explained that having a strong company culture is becoming more and more important to new prospective employees within the millennial generation. Additionally, companies that can boast about their great work environment are able to better recruit new employees. So skip the company retreat where people practice trust falls with each other, and come to Trapology instead! (And if you’re really that keen on trust falls, we guess you could still take an excursion to Boston Common for that…)
Discover Hidden Potential (and get them out of that comfort zone!)
Perhaps one of your employees tends to be on the quieter side; someone who gets the job done but doesn’t go out of their way to put themselves out there. Sure they’re doing their job, but maybe there’s more you could be getting out of them and you just aren’t aware of it! Perhaps some unique team building activities in Boston could help spark some confidence! Putting shyer employees in a situation where they have to collaborate in a hands-on activity and use unconventional thinking methods can show you that they excel in ways that you never realized before! It’s all about getting them out of that blasted comfort zone!
We put that to the test with real unsuspecting people. Check out how we coerced strangers into pushing their social comfort levels and problem solving skills with a little help from Captain America himself.
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If you think your company could benefit from anything on this list, you definitely need to visit Trapology Boston. Gather your coworkers and employees, and head over to the Team Building section of our website to begin planning your event!