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'Escape Room' - Induction Idea

Hi

I am currently looking at revamping our Induction to make it more engaging, interactive and less information intensive as it sometimes can be. After recently experiencing an 'Escape Room'  I thought it would be a great way to get our new recruits to problem solve, communicate and form relationships whilst learning about the organisation

My question is, has anyone else introduced anything similar? If so, how did you go about creating the puzzles or have you managed to find a ready made game to use?

I would also be interested to know how this has worked for you, any feedback would be really helpful

Thanks

Kelly

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  • Maybe a variation of Escape Room but how about using QR codes carefully placed (hidden) around the workplace - each leads to a clue or someone you need to speak to who has a clue - you can download a QR / Bar code reader for free from any app store (apple or android). The clues would need to be hosted online somewhere but as they find the codes they start to build up clues or information or even just fill in a 'treasure hunt' card?

    Don't know it needs thought but I've used QR codes before and have always wanted to use them for a fun (yet useful) activity. Found this online https://thepegeek.com/2016/08/make-qr-code-treasure-hunt/

    How to Make a QR Code Treasure Hunt
    As many of you will know - I LOVE QR Codes & have blogged about them extensively over the years. I simply love how rapidly they connect those scannin…
  • Hi Kelly,

    This sounds like a great idea, being someone who likes puzzles and escape room games myself this would be something i would be excited to experience and be able to form relationships in a less pressured environment.

    Please update how you get on with this.

    Corbin

  • Hi Kelly,

    My brother actually did one yesterday as part of first week in his new role. I believe they did an external one. He said it was a really good way to help forge relationships with his new team and make the induction week a bit more varied.

    Will

  • Hi Kelly,

    I think this is a brilliant idea, a great way to get people to interact and work with each other right from the off! 

    Have you considered creating your own escape room, perhaps in a meeting room of your office? I came across these home made puzzles which may help you? 

    https://lockpaperscissors.co/escape-room-puzzles

    Let me know how you get on!!

    Lucy

    32 escape room puzzles you can build at home for $10 (photos)
    Simplified versions of pro puzzles you can easily craft into your 1st escape room. These hacks will make your escape game faster to create and save $…
    • That's a great resource Lucy. I wonder Kelly if you could you get existing staff to help make the puzzles so that you're doing a bit of engagement there both in terms of current team and in terms of them being 'on board' with the 'on-boarding' if that makes sense.

      32 escape room puzzles you can build at home for $10 (photos)
      Simplified versions of pro puzzles you can easily craft into your 1st escape room. These hacks will make your escape game faster to create and save $…
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