What happens in your brain when you're solving a puzzle? Well in the simplest of terms (ie my terms) there's an area of the brain that's all about decision making and reward based on those decisions. This is the "puzzle" area and it gets a major workout in when you'...
What happens in your brain when you're solving a puzzle? Well in the simplest of terms (ie my terms) there's an area of the brain that's all about decision making and reward based on those decisions. This is the "puzzle" area and it gets a major workout in when you're problem solving.
Imagine a tiny personal trainer in your brain, shouting,"No that's not the correct form, squat like this, you got it, ok 10 more reps, keep going, keep going!" Then once you do that last squat the trainer rewards you with water and a break. Basically that's what's happening in your brain over and over again when you are trying to solve problems or puzzles.
So you know how your body feels when you have been out 3 nights in a row, haven't gone to the gym in a month and slept like 4 hours the night before? Well that's how you brain feels when you don't stimulate it with challenges like puzzles and other problem solving avenues. It's important to challenge your brain daily to keep it healthy.
When it comes to problem solving in a work environment, your brain works extra hard. Here you bring in a whole new element, "the team factor." Working in teams is really challenging for some and takes practice to become better at communication and working with others.
Here is where the good ol' fashion team building event comes into play. Employers want to challenge their employees, keep them on their toes and churning out A+ work. They want them to feel a part of a team, heard, challenged by co-workers but also that they are being efficient by working together. This is the Unicorn of the corporate environment. Rarely does this happen naturally or without practice.
But how do you practice being better at working together as a team if you don't work well together as a team to begin with? Its like the chicken and the egg, which comes first? At Escape Room Races, we think the key to this is making puzzles and teamwork fun, creative and new.
Team building events have been around the block and there are some horrible ones out there. How many times have you gone bowling or to happy hour. No actual team building happens at these events. At Escape Room Races we have combined a brain workout with team communication exercises in a new and creative way. Your team will actually learn skills for working together better in a unique, competitive and fun environment.
So try it out, next time you go to book something for your team, do something memorable.