Companies book escape rooms to improve critical thinking and to help their workers bond. Work teams need to be sharp in order to face any obstacle they encounter with trust and confidence. They have to think and act fast, as if they were and special ops team covering each other's backs. They shouldn't behave as a flock of vultures stealing someone else's food.
You can take your team to a restaurant, make someone give a one-hour-long speech and, then, go out and have some drinks until the night is over. But you could also throw them into an environment that will make them use their brains.
It's only sixty minutes left before a nuclear war starts along with the destruction of the whole world unless your team marches forward to battle and manages to find the deactivation codes for the nuclear missiles. Living such an uncommon situation, the brainstorming process will get started and ideas will flow.
Escape rooms have become the go-to venue for companies that look for team-building events. They have turned out to be an an original and fun way to improve your team's performance.