Great Team Building Ideas

Looking to develop your team’s communication skills, hoping to help new members of your team to bond? Well, if you come to Escape Livingston you’ll have all you need at your disposal to put your team’s skills to the test. We’ve spent time honing our skills at this and by creating escape games of this nature we not only attract groups of family and friends looking for a fun day out, but also corporate teams.

Escape games help you to find out about your team’s skills

In an escape game, teams are pitted against each other to try and attempt an escape from a locked room, with only 60 minutes in which to do it. They’ll collect things, take photos, solve problems and cryptic clues, they’ll need to communicate clearly and listen to each other. And this of course is where it gets really interesting, because they will be discovering hidden talents and skills, and rediscovering new ones as they try to escape.

Military boot camp

There are other ideas worthy of exploration too, such as military boot camp with workouts put together by ex-navy and army veterans who’ll put your team through their paces. It’s a great opportunity in which to get the very best out of your team and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

It’s a knockout

Another team building activity to try is It’s a Knockout, modelled on an old TV series, where teams compete against each other, and take part in lots of action led activities where there’s a strong chance they’ll get extremely wet and messy! If your team is up for that kind of fun, then this might be right up their street.

Chocolate making

You could get your team together to make their own chocolate. A room will be converted into a chocolate factory, where you can your colleagues can sit and make some ganache and other choccy delights. The Master Chocolatier shows you the ropes, then your team gets on with it. It’s one way to break the ice and see who’s got the most creative skills.

Escape Rooms

Of course, we’re bias and believe that our 60-minute escape rooms are the best way of finding out what your team skills are, improving communication, listening and problem-solving skills, as well as helping them to bond, boost morale and improve their confidence. If you’re starting a new project, then this could be just what you need to need to get your new team working more smoothly together, and to help recognise their hidden skills and find new ones.

Escape Livingston

If you’re looking to improve your team’s performance in the office, then our team building activities here at Escape Livingston should do the trick nicely. They’ll have fun, enjoy themselves, and hopefully reveal enough about themselves for you to identify where they’ll be a best fit back in the corporate environment. It’s like killing two birds with one stone, they get a lot out of it and it’s a welcome escape from the hum drum of the office, while you get to identify their skills. It’s a win-win situation. Get in touch about booking your escape room experience today!

Team Building Activities: What are the Benefits?

Team building activities have many benefits and we’re going to be talking about some of them today. If you manage a team in a corporate business, then you may be reading this because you want to find out more. You may have a team that’s not working as well as you’d like it to, and perhaps some of the members of this particular team are about to work on a project together - an important one. If they’re not gelling or bonding well, then this could forecast problems somewhere down the line.

By organising away days, as they used to be called, or team building activities as they’re known today, you can help your team bond, so when they do work together on that all-important project, they’re ready to work together, channelling all their skills and abilities towards that one goal.

It may be the case that some of your team members don’t know each other’s strengths or abilities, perhaps one member is a little shy and hasn’t come out of their shell yet. A team building activity is a perfect way for you to discover any hidden talents your team may have.

Once you know these hidden talents, and they could be anything from mathematical ability to multi-tasking, then you can utilise them to your advantage and to the advantage of the group. This will have benefits for all concerned, because no sooner are they able to work better together, then the project will have a better chance of succeeding.

What Benefits Exactly Are We Talking About?

We’re talking about people having an opportunity to open up a bit more and get to know their colleagues, so one of the first benefits is increased communication. By removing inhibitions around new colleagues, you may find they work better together.

Teamworking – Who’s Good, Who’s Not?

They’ll have to work together as a team – who is better at this than others? Maybe one of them is exceptionally good at explaining things to the rest of their team? You could discover one member who’s good at working out clues or puzzles, another who’s good at reading maps. Whatever their hidden skills, now’s the time to find out what they are.

Escape Livingston – Where Team Building Is Part of The Game

Here at Escape Livingston we pride ourselves on our ability create the perfect atmosphere for team working. We’ve created the ultimate team building exercise with members locked into one room for 60 minutes. They’re all themed, and whichever one you choose, you and the team will have to find your way out by solving a series of cryptic clues and puzzles, so problem solving skills are a must, as are communication skills and working as part of a team. You’ll soon see who’s good at what, and who brings what to the team, so make a note, because your dream team is in the making – inside our Escape rooms. Get in touch to find out more, or take a tour around our website before you book.