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October 7, 2021

Escaping the 9-5: GKG Team Building

Team Building 

With the growth of the company over the past few years, and so many new employees as part of that, GKG brought together staff across departments for a unique team-building exercise. What better way to get to know a colleague you don’t always work with than having to solve a mystery while the clock is ticking? 

Escape Room 

GKG Headquarters employees went to Escape Room Herndon and were split into four teams. Each team had employees from different generations and departments to ensure folks who don’t work together on a day-to-day basis got to enjoy each other’s company, possibly for the first time. 

Each team was separated into their designated escape room and was given an hour to work together and get out of their room as fast as they could. One team was a clear winner – escaping well before the others. Their prize? Bragging rights for the rest of the week! 

Photographed: GKG Employees getting ready to particiapte in their Escape Rooms  

Happy Hour  

Since the escape room team-building event was held during normal business hours, it was expected that not all employees would be able to join and participate. A happy hour at a local Bar Louie was held after the event where more people came from the office to join. 

It was a continuation of GKG employees getting to know enjoy each other while they ate, laughed, and bonded. GKG prioritizes events like this as a key component of creating a strong connection between employees.

 Photographed: Peter Carothers, Courtney Hunter, Nikki Bradley, Zita Hawkins, Terri Mosley, Donnielle DeMesme, and Alex Tucci  

To learn more about GKG Life, please check out our page here

Escape rooms require trust, teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving, and good communication skills. Traits that are needed for an organization to run smoothly!