When you’re the boss, it can be really difficult to build the team spirit you want in your office. Sometimes, personalities clash or you just get the feeling that your employees aren’t fitting together the way you were hoping. Roping everyone into an awkward, holiday party full of small talk isn’t going to help your team begin to bond, but here’s something that will.
In a now infamous experiment, psychologists separated two summer camps of teen boys and made them regularly face off in different challenges. The winners of the challenges were greatly rewarded. The losers faced dire consequences. Within weeks, each camp of boys vehemently hated the other. In an attempt to fix what they’d done, the psychologists threw challenges at both camps and allowed the boys to work together if they chose. Slowly, the camps did cooperate together to overcome the struggles of starvation and lack of water. Eventually, the camps fully melded and became a single trusting group. If you have two “camps” in your office, we don’t recommend starving them into submission, but a little shared adversity might be just what they need to learn to respect one another’s skills and value. Try locking them in a room together and seeing if they can escape.
Instead of the same old, boring party, why not bring a little adversity and a whole lot of fun to your team. Our locked rooms force your employees to communicate and work together in order to escape. The holiday season is a time for making friends and letting old rivalries go. And, if an hour locked in the same room working together won’t bring your team members around, nothing will. But escape adventures aren’t just great for troubled teams. If your employees already work together well, why not push their communication skills and problem solving to the next level? Plus if your team is used to working at a desk all day, they may really appreciate the chance to get on their feet.
The holidays are time for fun and relaxation. So keep in mind that no one really wants to attend a boring holiday party where they have to awkwardly discuss the weather with the boyfriend of coworker they’ve barely even met. Instead, build team spirit by throwing an awesome holiday party that everyone will talk about for years. Escape together from Esxoss Manway.