Teams must race against the clock to find and solve riddles and challenges in a series of locked virtual boxes and rooms in order to be the first to acquire the final solution.
- Ensure remote teams are still engaged with each other and the job
- Enhance group online communication skills
- Heighten sense of online group productivity
- Use Video Conferencing to fullest potential
- Great fun for the whole team at an entry-level
- Easily customizable to fit your specific needs
- Helps to hone online conferencing skills using built in tools and other apps available online
- Builds trust and confidence between team members
- Stimulates creativity and innovation
Participants are put into teams and “locked” in a breakout room together. Using a combination of easy to use apps, websites and conferencing software tools, teams will be faced with unravelling a series of puzzles in order to be the first team to escape. These puzzles will test participants’ abilities to work together and communicate as a team, and often draw on a variety of strengths and skills, so teams will need to delegate tasks strategically as well.
- Fun way to get to know each other better
- Works on communication and trust in teams
- Length can be customized to suit any needs
Depending on the size of the group Virtual Team Escape can be played a number of ways. With the whole group simultaneously, which means all teams will be racing against each other in the same room to escape first. Alternatively breakout escape can be played one team at a time to see who escapes the fastest. Rooms are dressed up in various themes to choose from.
This event is staged online using a combination of ‘Zoom Meetings’ and a selection of other software and websites, all of which are easily accessible or free to download. We can send an invitation via email containing all instructions and links prior to the event. We highly suggest installing the relevant programs and using a desktop or laptop for full experience. Tablet and smart phone access is possible but will contain less functionality.
In Virtual Team Escape the winning team is the one that escaped within the quickest time. Alternative scoring criteria i.e. best team communicators can also be awarded if needed.
The event briefing takes place in the central video conference room. The briefing will include a short tutorial for how to use the Video Conferencing software and best practices for operating within a group video chat. i.e. muting microphones when not speaking, looking at camera when speaking etc. After the briefing, participants will be separated into teams and invited by the facilitator to separate chat rooms, then the lead facilitator gives further instructions and objectives for the activity. The de-brief takes place again in the central video conferencing room. Briefing and de-brief usually take around 15 minutes each but can be extended upon request for more in-depth analysis of team performance.
Starting with a two to four hour half day option, this activity can be expanded to an eight hour full day event.
09.00 am – Event brief by lead facilitator
09.15 am – Ice breakers and warm up activities
09.45 am – Distribution of teams and commence Escape Room
12.15 pm – Teams must reconvene in the central conferencing room.
12.30 pm – Event de-brief, awarding ceremony
01.00 pm – End of the program
People per Team
Below are three options for the Virtual Team Escape with different inclusions and rates all tailored to best match your budget and requirements. The Bronze option is a fixed program with few inclusions but the Silver and Gold packages include extra benefits and allow selection of some or all challenges. On the pricing page we offer further optional extras. The full day activity will have up to double the number of challenges.
All options include
One Western lead event instructor
Interstitial (between challenges) quick fire discussion topics
One facilitator per 40 pax
Choice of theme
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Raw footage of live stream for internal training purposes
+Prizes winning team
Choice of theme
One facilitator per 10 pax
+Activity material send to participants in a gift box