Take an escape challenge in Edinburgh and enjoy some corporate team building

Team building has become an important facet of contemporary corporate life. It’s also an occasion that the less athletic dread, and all too often the whole exercise ends in recrimination and dissent rather than the designed objective – company unity.

Escape Edinburgh is different

Escape Edinburgh recognises that at work you have to use all your skills of negotiation, intuition, and communication and you may frequently find yourself in a situation where a little lateral thinking will be required. Live Escape games offer an opportunity for all members of a team to collaborate and will boost confidence and morale. They’re also fun.

Escape once you’ve solved the clues, logic is the key

This is team building with a difference, and you will have to use all of your skills and work with your colleagues in order to succeed. You won’t be trying to start a fire with two sticks, nor will you be exploring the wilds in the middle of winter. You’ll be locked in a room instead!

Learn communication skills

Small teams of between 2-5 people will take part in the exercise, which comprises a series of puzzles, riddles and clues. You may have to crack a code, and you’ll definitely have to be creative if you want to escape the room. One of the rooms is designed as a conventional living room, but it’s not like any room that you’ve been in before. The other room is the Da Vinci room. Your mission here will be to track down the Holy Grail and escape from the room complete with your trophy. It’s only by solving all the clues and harnessing the team’s individual skills that you’ll be able to escape.

You’ll learn how to identify individual talents

Any successful manager has to learn to recognise their own shortcomings and to rely on the skills of others in order to have a smooth running company. Escape caters for large and small companies. The secret of these games lies in the fact that by working together you will be able to secure your escape from the locked room, the goal is to carry out the task within 60 minutes. You’ll have to use your head and communicate with your colleagues. If you’ve enjoyed any form of Dungeons and Dragons you’ll recognise some of the tasks that you’ll have to fulfil before you can succeed.

How will Escape help my company?

The complex business world of the 21st century flourishes on communication and lateral thinking. Many companies divide their workforce into teams, but this model isn’t always successful, as some individuals will always flourish, whereas others will feel undervalued. Escape Edinburgh exercises will allow all members of the team to make their contribution to the task. Sometimes it’s as important to learn how to listen as well as communicate. You may socialise with your work colleagues on a regular basis, but a night out in the pub isn’t quite the same as having to rely on their imagination and logic in order to escape a locked room.

Why is corporate team building important?

Team building was first introduced when businesses realised that their productivity was failing as a result of poor communication, dissent between the workforce, and boredom. Managers also appreciated that they weren’t aware of all the skills of the workforce and were under using some employees’ potential. The outward-bound model was very popular for a while, but who wants to freeze on Ben Nevis, when you can be engaging your brain in a locked room in Edinburgh. The aim of Escape Edinburgh is to allow work colleagues to learn how to:

  • Communicate with each other

  • Listen to each other

  • Rely on individual skills for the greater good of the team

  • Have fun with your work colleagues

  • Engage your brain through logic and lateral thinking

  • Enhance your observational skills

  • Focus on a task in order to garner results, in this case escape from the room

Escape is a new and ingenious way of bringing your employees together. Escape has already been rated by Trip Advisor, it’s their Number 1 attraction in Edinburgh, and has received a glowing report in The Edinburgh Evening News. If you want to inject some fun with a purpose into your company, then book a place with Escape. Remember the old adage that a company that plays together will always work well together.