Escape the boring Christmas parties
Ah, the Christmas office party. Billed as the perfect opportunity to throw off the shackles of the workday drudgery and let your hair down with your colleagues, these affairs often turn into stale carbon copies of last year’s bonanza. How to inject some vim and vigour into your company’s shindig this time around? With an escape room, no less.
By tearing up the office drinks-restaurant-pub script and transplanting the action to one of Omescape’s top-quality escape rooms, you can breathe new life into a tired old trope and ensure all attendees have an experience they’ll be talking about over the water cooler for weeks to come. Still unconvinced? Here are five reasons why an escape room trumps any Christmas party you’ve had yet.
1) No time for tedium
There’s nothing quite like an extracurricular occasion with your workmates to make you realise how little you share in common with them, and making lacklustre conversation about the weather can soon become a chore. In an escape room, the onus of interaction is taken away, since time is of the essence and all your attention will be focused on the task at hand.
2) Everyone gets involved
Every office or other workplace has their outsiders who don’t quite fit in, which can be awkward for both them and everyone else when they’re forced to socialise outside of work. Escape rooms are unique in that they demand everyone work together, but without the carrot or stick that’s normally needed to achieve that result during office hours. It’s simply impossible to enter an escape room and not immerse yourself in the logic puzzles contained therein.
3) It doesn’t discriminate against age
The term “fun for all ages” normally refers to the inclusiveness of an activity for children, but when it comes to escape rooms, it can also be applied to older generations, too. Whereas a rowdy pub might not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if they’ve been there and done that decades ago, an escape room represents a unique opportunity for everyone to feel like a kid again, regardless of their actual age.
4) It’s the perfect team builder
Corporate team building is an increasingly popular and proven effective tool to enhance employee satisfaction and improve productivity in the workplace. When hosting your Christmas party in an escape room, you can kill two birds with one stone by having all brains work together and create a sense of camaraderie, without necessarily having to label it as an event designed to do so.
5) Stress-free organisation
Even if you decide to go down the tried and tested route of a meal and a drink, the legwork and headaches associated with organising all of that palaver can soon mount up. With Omescape, all it takes are a few clicks on our online booking page and hey presto! Your Christmas party is sorted for this year – and it’s sure to blow all previous incarnations out of the water.