Team building is an essential practice in today’s busy and intense corporate world. As we spend more and more time in front of computers and phones, or even working from home, we spend less and less time with people. And business is all about people. More than ever before, people are required to work in teams. So having a cohesive team of people, all striving toward a common goal is important. Enter team building and specifically, team building scavenger hunts.
Team building programs can bring a number of benefits to corporate groups, as long as the program is selected carefully and executed professionally.
Here are some of the primary benefits of a well-organized team building session:
The primary purpose of team building is to strengthen relationships between individuals. To do this, engage your participants in our lightly-competitive and enjoyable activity. They’ll even get some exercise while having fun together. The best activities are those that allow participants to strive together toward a common goal in a face-to-face shared experience. Scavenger Hunt Anywhere ticks all of these boxes, making ours the perfect team building experience for your group.
People who like each other will communicate more with each other. Every organization we are in touch with stresses the importance of communication among their people, and team building events can trigger this practice. After 90 minutes to 3 hours of roaming the local area together, participants will have lots to talk about. And many of our clients say that the buzz even continues when they are back at the office.
Team building can also be part of an employee retention strategy. Employees will stay in workplaces that they like, where they like the people and feel valued by the employer. Good team building activities can make participants feel rewarded and perhaps this could be enough for an employee to decide to stay at your company. How much would it be worth to your organization if a company scavenger hunt helped retain a few employees.
Happiness and being around people are definitely connected. Engaging your employees in a new experience can help them feel interested in each other and their work. Choosing something different and a little bit outside of people’s comfort zones can encourage them to build new bridges and come together in new ways.
Why team building scavenger hunts?
Can you imagine that we originally gave participants disposable cameras and required them to return from the hunt with developed photos?! Now our delivery is done via our slick smartphone app that we developed in house. Our scavenger hunts have been continuously updated and re-jigged many times over the past 20 years. The reason for this is that we want the scavenger hunt to be a challenge of relevant business skills that people use on a day-to-day basis in the workplace. Skills like prioritization, assigning roles on the team, having a strategy, being creative, communicating, staying ahead of the competition. Teams that can successfully execute these skills will be the most successful in our team building scavenger hunts. You can think of our activity as cross-training for business people.
So the next time you are thinking about a team building program, contact Scavenger Hunt Anywhere!