May 28
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Discover Your Employees’ Management Styles

Discover Your Employees’ Management Styles

As a leader who is passionate about guiding your team well, you probably try to gauge how your employees respond to various management styles. Unfortunately, no method of management is “best.” To effectively lead your team, discovering your employees’ management styles is crucial to crafting an effective leadership method that guides your team to success. One effective way to observe your employees’ management styles is through the experience of an escape room.

Management Styles

Knowing the various management styles is an excellent starting point to discover your employees’ management styles.

  1. Democratic: Democratic managers create a democracy in the workplace. The entire staff is involved in decisions that impact the company. Employees will generally feel trusted, able to pace themselves and determine their workflow in a democratically managed group.
  2. Inspirational: Inspirational leadership qualities can stand on their own or be neatly enveloped into other management styles. This form of leadership thrives on encouragement, excellent people skills, and the desire to guide and grow your employees by example.
  3. Authoritative: This management style is more deliberate, involving stronger direction from the manager. It is similar to authoritative parenting. The authoritative leader is determined to be heard and obeyed, instituting order. Micro-management is common with this style.
  4. Laissez-Faire: In a capitalist society, laissez-faire means free enterprise, free trade, and nonintervention. In the business world, laissez-faire borrows these same concepts. Essentially, this leadership style takes a hands-off approach. The way things get done is largely left to the employees, who are greatly trusted and thrive at time-management.

Discovering Your Employees’ Management Styles: Escape Room Experience

Getting to know your employees well is the best way to determine what management style will most effectively define your leadership! How can you do this?

Pay attention. Take notice of your employees’ strengths and weaknesses. Are your employees excited to be involved in the company and in important business decisions? Then perhaps a democratic approach is best. Perhaps your employees thrive under personalized encouragement and deep relationships. If so, try an inspirational approach. Does your workplace often crumble into chaos? Does your company function on an undisputable process? Then perhaps authoritative leadership is a necessity. Finally, if you trust your employees completely—and are less interested in micromanaging than other important tasks—a laissez-faire management style might be best. But don’t forget to observe and evaluate your employees’ performance.

Certain extra-curricular activities can also aid in discovering the right leadership style. One of the best activities is an escape room experience. Escape rooms demand a lot from each individual involved and from the team as a whole. Individually, each employee will quickly discover their strengths—and areas they will have to rely on their teammates to accomplish. As a team, employees must learn to work together, trust each other, appreciate the skills of the other, and collaborate to solve problems. As a leader, you are involved with your team! Join the challenge as a fellow team member, or observe your employees and learn how their management styles emerge involuntarily as they are challenged. After this experience, you will be one step closer to guiding your business to success.

EscapeWorks Denver is your ideal escape room destination. With superb puzzles, a variety of themes, and brilliant challenges, EscapeWorks Denver will help you truly understand your team. For more information, contact us today!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991

    review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers
  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B

    review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
  • review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt

    review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell
  • review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks

    review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
  • review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp

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