Virgile is the CEO of Emeraude Escape, a team-building platform for corporations that uses virtual escape rooms to foster cohesion, collaboration and creativity. Emeraude Escape is reinventing training, awareness-raising, recruitment, and communication through corporate gamification. Specialized in the high-end design of tailor-made Escape Rooms, Emeraude Escape creates immersive experiences for demanding companies all over the world (CAC40, Fortune 500, etc.). Escape Rooms are produced in-house without any type of subcontracting by a team of more than 30 experts.
"The pandemic most definitely changed the way we work internally and with clients. Like many others, my company was forced to go entirely remote during the pandemic. But we actually had to go further and accelerate our plans to expand into virtual team-building games for corporations. The pivot worked: corporations were eager to invest in new ways to engage remote workers. With the instant rise of remote work, team collaboration and company culture required a complete rethink of employee engagement. That's a whole other level of digital transformation -- not just where people work or which tools they use to work, but how they maintain cohesiveness in a fully remote environment."7 April 2021
"Companies that are used to working mostly in person are investing heavily in tools to keep employees happy and engaged. But those tools also matter to global companies with distributed teams working across geographies. Even before the pandemic, those teams may not see each other often! IT managers are developing new pathways with internal communications teams and HR departments to invest in tools that make remote work work -- we've moved beyond laptops and home office stipends to significant investments in making teams feel connected and together. And that's where spending has shifted: companies are investing in both an in-person and remote work experience that keeps them competitive in hiring the best talent."7 April 2021