Puzzle Break leads the future of professional development in virtual escape rooms
SEATTLE – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Puzzle break, the first US-based escape room company, officially announces its virtual professional development series, Excellence unlocked. Created after nearly a decade of astute observations, research, and data gleaned from Puzzle Break’s own gaming operations, these half-day workshops capture the fun and excitement of escape rooms and foster honest conversations about areas of opportunity as well as honing collaboration skills in the real world. time at individual and team level.
“One of the most intriguing things about Excellence Unlocked, and Puzzle Break as a whole, is the level of in-depth research and meticulous planning that has gone into every detail of the experiences – from the game to the training of our skills. animators, ”said Nate Martin. , CEO and co-founder of Puzzle Break. “It’s not just theoretical data from an old textbook – every statistic and key learning is based on a decade of close observation of the teams that have walked through our door.”
How it works
Using an exclusive formula designed by the Puzzle Break team, Excellence Unlocked takes teams through a variety of collaborative-based virtual escape experiences designed to challenge and refine communication tactics and problem-solving skills. of the group. Each workshop includes four game segments, two discussion periods, and a final debriefing that recaps the experience and gives teams the opportunity to discuss lessons learned.
Led by senior leaders specially trained for Puzzle Break, discussion periods are strategically placed throughout the day and provide an open forum to deliberate on team progress, collaborative successes, and actionable improvement opportunities. The animators are present throughout the experience and closely monitor the performance of the teams to spot specific trends and recommend other collaboration strategies that go beyond the game.
At the end of the workshop, participants receive take-home reports that further analyze individual and team performance, strengths and weaknesses, as well as personalized roadmaps on how each person can apply this. which was discussed at his workplace.
The puzzle break method
Excellence Unlocked – and the entire range of Puzzle Break offerings – are structured around four fundamental pillars: Leadership, Amenability, Creativity and Vulnerability. The Puzzle Break team identified early on in their own escape room research that every keystone was seen in every performing team, and was significantly lacking in the lower performing teams. With this in mind, Excellence Unlocked puzzle experiences were designed to help teams identify the strengths and levels of each keystone that team members hold in their efforts to grow and develop the team as a whole. .
As employers continue to face a dispersed and hybrid workforce, the mix of in-person experiences, virtual team building adventures and now Excellence Unlocked professional development workshops are revolutionizing the way teams can grow. and bond even when they are physically separated. And with other cutting-edge offerings slated to launch later this year, Puzzle Break ushers in the next generation of team building experiences for every type of workforce.
“These workshops extend far beyond any other professional development workshop that leaves team members with only key learnings that are oversimplified,” said Martin. “Not only is the content of the program superior to anything available in the market, but the virtual capabilities add tremendous value to meet the needs of a complicated and uncertain workforce. Plus, it’s fun as hell.
About the puzzle break
Puzzle Break was established in 2013 as America’s first escape room company by Nate Martin – the founding father of escape rooms – and Dr. Lindsay Morse. Based in Seattle, Puzzle Break has physical escape rooms in New York City, Massachusetts, and on Royal Caribbean cruise ships around the world. In addition to its virtual escape room offerings, Puzzle Break has also hosted workplace team building challenges in a pre-COVID world at offsite meetings, retreats and corporate events. for Fortune 500 companies across the United States.
For more information, please visit www.puzzlebreak.us.