Team Building Events: What You Should Know About What You To Expect

2018.12.08

One of the biggest difficulties our clients face when booking a team event with us is a lack of information on what to expect. This is due to a couple of factors, such as limited knowledge about escape games and unfamiliarity with interactive team building events. Even when clients  have some experience with escape games, they might not know what to expect from our particular style of team building. And it’s not like we can give away all our secrets.


So, in this post I am going to walk through a bit of what to expect from an Invite Japan team building. Know that the information here is general. This what most people can expect, although individual experiences might vary.





Escape Game Team Challenge


If you come to play one of our escape rooms you will be in an enclosed room with 3~4 other players. It might be dark at first, but as soon as the lights come up, it’s game time! You have 60 minutes to solve all the puzzles and press the button. Depending on the needs of your group, you could play another room too (after a break of course).



Suitcase Mystery


For our Suitcase Mystery challenge, the expectations may be different. While there are still mental puzzles to complete as a team, there isn’t the same pressure and excitement of being placed “locked” inside a room. You may be in a conference room, or even at our facility playing the challenge. Your team will be given a suitcase at their table and 60 minutes in which to get to the end of the challenge. The rest is up to you to figure out.


Team Building Plus +


This is a workshop, which  provides context so you can get the most out of your team building event. We provide team role models to think about, discussion questions for analyzing your team’s performance, plus some extra team activities to hammer home the takeaways you gain. Our workshop can be added on to escape game activities or suitcase mystery.



Hidden Secrets Journey


In this same vein, Hidden Secrets Journey also differs due to it open-air atmosphere. In this challenge, teams of 5-10 players travel around a specific area of a city and solve clues. Senses will be heightened due to being in a new environment, and the ability to walk around freely changes the sensations involved. There may be many things to look at, so teams must be observant, and be on top of managing their time. Each team may have different journeys with different challenges as well, which means that teams could have very different experiences from each other. Nevertheless, all the teams come together for the last challenge-the finale.



Conclusion


All our team building events are designed so make teams aware of their strengths as well as weaknesses. Teamwork is the main objective, and to that end our challenges test communication skills, group problem solving, task delegation, time management, and more. The point is to move forward together, and even if you don’t, at least you’ll be able to figure out what needs improving. But no matter which team building program you choose, you can expect to have fun