Teamwork Over All-Stars
“We are in it for the long haul and we believe that we will travel farther
as a team than we would as individuals.”
If you’ve been reading our blog since the beginning, by now you know that we are BIG on teamwork. We believe that teamwork is essential in every relationship and we also believe that our escape rooms can create a culture of teamwork. We want our guests to work together, communicating and strategizing as a team. By letting go of outside distractions, players get to unplug, enjoy the moment, and connect with each other on a deeper level. At the end of the 60 minutes, the team celebrates together. Obviously, the easiest connection here is what we do with our guests in our episodes, but teamwork goes far beyond our guest experience.
Teamwork weaves through every aspect of Red Door and serves as the base for how we make decisions. Very little is determined by individual preferences and hardly anything is executed by individuals—it is always a team that brings an idea to completion. This sometimes leads to short-term inefficiencies, but we know that in the long-term, having a team that can support and sharpen each other is worth far more than a few all-stars. We value our teammates because we know that the strength of the team is greater than the sum of its individuals. We hire people who are team players and who have the humility to put their team first. We hold a standard of extreme accountability over projects so that we can collectively celebrate in the wins and own the losses. We teach people skills so each teammate knows how and when to sharpen one another. It is often easier to run fast by yourself, but at Red Door, we care about running far together.
Resources: The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. Lencioni