Abby Escapes The Room: October Team Builder

October 31, 2016

 

Atelophobia: The fear of imperfection, the fear of not being good enough.

To provide an exceptional customer experience, we must first work on how our company runs internally. 

Often times, companies start with an outward focus of providing a great product or service, without looking at how the inside of their company is running. 

There are many companies that look perfect on the outside, but their work culture can truly use a little touch-up. This is why creating a phenomenal culture between each team member is fundamental to a successful business. Quarterly team builders are a great way to invest into your company's work culture. 

"Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients." - Richard Branson

Our Team Builder

Not only do team building events help us strengthen our bond as a team, but it helps us build relationships with each other outside of the office. 

For this quarter, a part of the team went to Countdown Live Escape Games.

Let's Just Say, Nothing Works On Your Team Building Skills More Than Being Trapped In a Room With a Murderer on The Loose.

In the scenario, Meredith has killed and done horrendous acts to a group of pagaent girls who had previously bullied her when she tried to fit in. The pagaent girls are either dead, or they have to live with a serious imperfection for the rest of their lives. 

Team Abby was at risk of being one of Meredith's next victims. 

If we wanted to escape the room in less than 60 minutes, we had to work with each other's strengths to crack the codes. Despite the flickering lights, a bloody scene, a pitch black revolving door and terryfing screams, we made it out alive with a minute left on the clock. 

We found that:

  • Some of us work best under pressure
  • While others are willing to take risks to get the job done
  • Some of us think outside of the box
  • While others have a more straightforward thought process
  • Some prefer for leaders to emerge
  • While others don't mind contributing

Team Abby Says:

"I found out that we work great as a team! We are the Dream Team!" - Hope 

"We are all strong leaders and work well in time of crisis... kind of." - Rachel

"I learned that my team will help me face my fears, when I don't think I can." -Marlene

"I loved the team builder because it helped my relationship grow with my little work family. I couldn't do it without them."- Melissa

"It was awesome to see how all of us worked on putting our minds together to figure out clues in a time pressed and stressful situation. Now I know if this kind of situation was to occure, we'd work together to find a solution. -Natalie

"it was good having an active logic-based scenario to solve as a team, but being inside the psychopath's mind was truly frightening." -Ariela 

"The event was fun and exciting, everyone pitched in, and helped out so we could escape Meredith!" -Marianne

"I felt the awesome bond between all the awesome Abbys when trying to figure out the strategies of getting out of the Escape Room.  It was such a treat to see everyone helping and suggesting ideas. Working together at its finest !! Melissa was a fabulous team player when Marianne didn't want to go in, she didn't hestitate and stepped up to the plate for Marianne.  Shows we have a lot of awesome team players." -Gail

 

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