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. Check out our top 10 reasons to come to Trapology for the best team building experience around!
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 puzzles and break out of an escape room?
The whole point of a team building activity is to encourage people to work together in order to achieve a common goal. At Trapology your task is to work with the people you’re trapped with, making it the perfect opportunity to meld minds with your group and learn how to work together.
Working together in order to escape requires you to be creative, as our puzzles and rooms are designed to be unique and unordinary. Escaping our rooms means thinking outside the box, so let your imagination run wild!
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 rooms are designed so that all members of a team play a different role in ensuring your success, but you must combine your efforts in order to work efficiently.
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. Host a fun and engaging event at Trapology!
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. The 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.
Sharpen Problem Solving Skills
Figuring out how to escape our rooms helps employees work on their ability to solve problems out in the real world. Think of Trapology as practice: it’s just a game, so the situation has less pressure than if you were solving a problem at work. If they practice at Trapology, employees will solve problems at work with less struggle and more confidence.
One massive benefit of a team building activity is that it breaks down barriers. Try 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 you a unique way to do this, as our immersive storylines and challenging puzzles 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. 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!
Discover Hidden Potential
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 improve. 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! Putting them 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!
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!