At Esxoss Manway, we work with numerous businesses and friends looking for an exciting, new way to spend their weekend. We love working with these groups. It’s fascinating to watch the dynamics change within the group as the hour ticks by and the pressure is on. Is the quiet tech-supporter minding her own business a surprisingly competent leader long after everyone else has given up? Can the snarky guy from sales bring the team together or will his sass turn everyone against each other? The answer to those questions is why we feel our escape rooms have a much greater role for businesses than simply being a fun team building activity.
When it comes time to choose tomorrow’s leaders for your business, there are a lot of things you simply can’t know if you only observe your employees at work. Esxoss Manway gives you the opportunity to test your team — and promotion candidates — in a fun, safe environment.
Things can change fast in the business world. Society and the court of public opinion are fickle masters, so in order to survive in this highly competitive economy, you need someone who can adapt to the times quickly and weather anything that comes their way. How do your employees function in a new environment? Are they comfortable? Anxious? Can they make the tough decisions? Are they willing to ask for help — or do they court failure with their arrogance? The person leading your business needs to be able to call the hard shots while keeping the team together.
Solving an escape room is all about communication. Talking about what you’ve found, where you found it, and slowly putting together the pieces of the puzzle. Without their team and effective communication, your potential new supervisor won’t be able to escape in time. The escape room gives you the chance to see how your employees talk and solve problems. Did the person who you thought would be perfect stand out as a leader or flop under the pressure? Within the escape room, you can test your employees without risking your business.
There’s no doubt that our escape rooms offer interesting team building adventures for businesses of all types. But we suggest that business owners take advantage of their weekly fun at Esxoss Manway: keep an eye on your employees, and you just may find strengths and weaknesses you never noticed before.