Looking for a fun and informative talk for your conference, meetup or similar event.
This 1 hr interactive talk discusses how escape rooms can accelerate team building and includes a variety of puzzles for participants to tackle.
The talk discusses why escape rooms are such an ideal team building activity and how to get more out of them.
Free (expenses may be requested)
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An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversationPortugese Proverb
Building a high performing team requires time and dedication, but the process can be greatly accelerated through team building activities. These could be simple, unstructured social events, or activities with a specific aim of helping the team to learn to work better together.
Escape rooms are ideal for team building. Escape rooms are a fun, social activity where small teams have to solve puzzles in order to escape from a locked room, usually within an hour. Escape rooms involve a shared team goal, pressure of the one hour deadline, a variety of puzzles that require different skill sets, communication and collaboration, and self-organisation and adaption as new options are uncovered as the game progresses.
This talk explores these features using example puzzles from Escape Rooms Cheltenham, for participants to tackle (without being locked in a room).
The talk concludes with some suggestions on how to make the escape room experience more than just a fun team time, for example using retrospection, team development tools, such as Belbin Team Roles, and creating your own escape rooms.
Pete George is currently coaching DevOps teams with BNP Paribas Fortis, in Brussels. He has 20yrs experience working with Agile delivery teams, predominantly Scrum, and has been a Scrum Master/Agile coach since 2013.
In addition to coaching, Pete regularly delivers training in Agile, Scrum and team development through George Team Development Ltd. He also runs Escape Rooms Cheltenham, which provides fun escape room challenges that are optimised for team building.