Receptiveness to other’s ideas and new information

As stated in the dictionary, “to be receptive” means to be open to new ideas or change. If you’re responsive to other people’s suggestions and not set in your ways, then you’re not only receptive, but flexible. (

Receptive individuals are more willing to physically expose themselves to the opposing views of others. In everyday life, this might mean not changing the television channel when a political candidate you oppose begins to speak or remaining in the room when your “ill-informed” uncle turns dinnertime discussion toward his views on immigration. (Paper-Minson-Chen-2016.pdf (



Name of the activity:
Escape room Quests

The aim of the activity:
Teamwork and problem solving under pressure. By solving puzzles and riddles together, co-workers learn to listen and communicate their viewpoints.

Skills that the activity develops: 

How many people the activity is suited for:
Up to 10 people per game

Time requirement of the activity:
At least 30 minutes

How many instructors are needed?
1 to ensure fairness in the game

Other requirements for the activity (space, equipment…):

Describe the activity in a clear and concise manner:
Your team will be given a mission and placed into a themed room. In there, you must explore to find hints and clues to ultimately free yourself. This can be anything – from containers with passwords to locks needing a key. If your company is large in numbers, split up into several groups and have each team try a different quest. 


  1. Spure, K. “51 best employee team building games for improving productivity at work”, Copyright © 2011 – 2021 DeskTime, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from
  2. “Receptive”, Copyright © 2021, Inc., a division of IXL Learning, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from
  3. Minson, J.A., Chen, F.S., “Why won’t you listen to me? Measuring receptiveness to opposing views”, Retrieved November 19, 2021, from