Gaining leadership skills while playing escape games might seem strange to the uninitiated. Trust us though, completing an escape game can help sharpen some important life skills, or even teach you new ones. Here are a few leadership qualities that you’re guaranteed to master in an escape room!
Develop leader qualities by playing in escape rooms
60-minutes to complete an escape room might seem like a sufficient amount of time, and in most cases it is, but the pressure of the ticking clock often proves to be a major stumbling block for most groups.
This is why it’s important to think strategically. Escape rooms are designed to trip you up, so come up with a plan before the game starts and make quick adjustments to each situation. Start by telling your teammates to approach the room linearly, this way you’re much less likely to squander those precious minutes!
Being able to communicate is a skill that translates into every aspect of our daily lives; from the boardroom to the football pitch, effective communication is so valuable.
The same can be said in an escape room environment. Success in an escape game revolves around being able to work productively in a team and your escape attempt will quickly collapse if your group neglects this essential skill.
Part of being a leader means making decisions that benefit those around you. Escape rooms are designed to overload players with distractions, red herrings and a time limit. It’s common for both newbies and veterans to run the risk of being overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities. Delegating tasks effectively and making the right decisions rests in the leader’s hands. Will you crumble or triumph?
Mark Twain once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”. Perseverance is what makes up get back up after getting knocked down. A leader is someone who treats every defeat as a learning experience to improve from.
Escape rooms can be downright infuriating at times, but it’s important not to let it affect your experience. Remember that even marginal gains can be a big boost in the high-pressure environment. Keep going and we guarantee you’ll figure it out eventually!