The Puzzle of All Puzzles

Okay, it might not be THE puzzle, but Rubik’s Cubes are definitely something that frustrates those who don’t know very much about it and exhilarates others who know the answers and become experts. So how do people become experts? How do people solve three of them mid air while being juggled?!? Incredible skills, problem solving and memorizing of algorithms.

As a fun exercise, adHOMErs were tasked with learning the system and trying it for themselves… with a few helpful “cheater” steps. Slowly after playing around with them during the day, success was had by a few of us, but ultimately taught us a bit of teamwork and determination.

If you have followed us for a while, you likely saw we did some puzzles throughout the winter months to keep us entertained and busy on those cold winter days where we didn’t want to head outside. But why?

Puzzles are a great way to stay sharp and to continue to bring in the analytical and creative parts of your brain, which we use constantly at adHOME on projects. This starts at a very young age! Psychologists have determined that a child’s brain development is influenced significantly when a child acts on or manipulates the world around him or her. Puzzles provide that key opportunity. Children learn to work directly with their environment and change its shape and appearance when they work with puzzles.

As adults, puzzles continue to help with cognitive skills, fine motor development, hand and eye coordination, social skills and self esteem. In the workplace this makes us more confident and creative marketers who enjoy a bit of friendly competition with a side of problem solving. Our team has grown over the years and changed, and these types of activities help us build up our teamwork and ability to work together on unique and challenging projects.

So Rubik’s Cubes might seem like the most complicated puzzles, but can be truly rewarding in more ways than one. Join in our next challenge: Escape Rooms at Trapdoor London!