Live escape games are a fun and challenging way to improve your communication skills. Locked in a room, the best teams invariably demonstrate good communication skills. They quickly learn to listen, to observe and to share information rapidly and clearly between team members. It’s part division of labour, part ‘greater than the sum of the parts’. The more people share and communicate, the faster they escape. Probably not all that surprising, since it’s a well-held corporate theory that communication is fundamental to success.
How to communicate?
In the escape room context, listening is as important as talking. There are many clues, some interlinked. What you see in one corner might unlock the puzzle somewhere else. The fastest teams establish a strong ongoing dialogue, and learn to listen. They vocalise what they observe, listen for the response, and link the clues. People notice different things, and one person can’t notice everything. It’s the teamwork and communication that win the day.
Improve communications to succeed
When teams first arrive, they often operate as individuals. They struggle. They rapidly realise they need to communicate better, and when they do progress is rapid. If teams play two games in succession, they nearly always improve their time in the second game. ‘Listen to your team’, we tell them, and they move forward far faster. Sometimes, through good communication, you can solve two puzzles at once. Communication skills are paramount.
Group communication to the fore
Live escape games demand excellent group communication. It’s not about one person doing the talking, and everyone else following. It’s active listening and communication across the group that provides momentum. Improve group communication, and you improve group performance. The teams with better communication skills always win.
So, if you’re looking to improve communication across your teams or groups, Escapade’s the answer. Get in touch.