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Why Scavenger Hunts are an Excellent Team Building Activity

Why Scavenger Hunts are an Excellent Team Building Activity

July-2021

 

Scavenger Hunts have been a classic activity for many years – at Rush-A-Way, we use new technologies such as a digital app in our Scavenger Hunts that make them more exciting and customizable! They are great for bringing teams together, and can be used in various scenarios, be it remote or face-to-face while still maintaining social distancing.

 

Although remote work may have its downsides, it has opened new doors for activities that can be versatile and specific to the needs of a remote team. With Scavenger Hunts, teams have the freedom to set up the activities at the office, a venue of choice, around a city or even virtual – giving them the option to be flexible based on their requirements.

 

Scavenger Hunts are not just Covid-friendly, but also entail for participants to be mentally challenged in areas their knowledge might be foreign to. As a leading Team Building company, Rush-A-Way’s Scavenger Hunts can encourage creativity and strengthen team bonds. In addition to these areas of opportunity, Scavenger Hunts also allow for various benefits:

 

1. Teamwork

Well-planned and organized Scavenger Hunts bring out the best in team members. The activity has a unique way of bringing back individuals to their high-energy selves, which can often get lost in the stress and chaos of work. As a result, it becomes easier for employees to bring down their guard and bond with one another through topics outside of work currents – creating relationships not just professionally, but personally.

2. Leadership Skills

When team members participate in Scavenger Hunts, they are likely to exhibit certain leadership traits as a response to the requirements of the activity. Through the course of the hunt, it is natural to witness some adopting leadership roles amongst their groups. This not only is beneficial for the individual, but more importantly for the team as a whole. It can also aid employees in practicing to delegate and share tasks at work – working together as a team!

3. Communication

Oftentimes, clear and concise communication can get lost in online interaction between employees, as it is harder to translate perspectives and challenges through a screen. With Scavenger Hunts, teams are required to play out their communications skills in a strategic manner in order to complete the activity – if the communication is not done successfully, the team faces the repercussions of losing the activity. This thereby trains teams to funnel a system of communication that works for their work culture.

4. Thinking Outside-The-Box

In Scavenger Hunts, teams are given a list of challenges to solve together. This results in teams needing to critically and creatively think through each stage of the hunt – both individually and collectively. This is a valuable practice that eventually can translate into the corporate workforce. At Rush-A-Way, our activities give your team the chance to think outside-the-box, as our Scavenger Hunts are designed to push your limits and work on those key skills that can help build your dream team!

 

To summarize, Scavenger Hunts; one of Rush-A-Way’s classic Team Building activities, can translate to building intimate connections amongst teams and more importantly can help boost morale and help mitigate feeling burnt out. If you would like us to plan and organize your virtual team-building activity, please get in touch for a free consultation and demo.

 

At Rush-A-Way we have helped over 200 organizations build stronger team bonds. Now we have combined our award-winning concept with unique and creative online team games to provide a fun and effective virtual experience which engages and motivates remote teams. Our sessions are 98% effective in strengthening bonds between team members and boosting team morale, based on the participant’s survey.

 

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