Team building events are great activities that look to teach team dynamics. Scavenger hunts have often been used to help explain such lessons in a fun and creative manner. There is so much a team can learn from such an activity. Some of its benefits are as listed below.
1. Communication skills
To work well as a team, you need to communicate well. In a scavenger hunt set, team members need to share their ideas on how to best work out the clues and follow the routes to get to the prize. If communication is not well delivered, the team is at risk of losing or even getting lost. Therefore, team members will have to look for the best way to communicate their ideas.
Looking for hidden treasure is like solving a puzzle. The skills you will need to win a scavenger hunt are mostly the same skills one needs in problem-solving. From teamwork to solving clues and breaking them down to find the scavenger, you will somehow learn what you need when trying to solve a problem in business.
A scavenger hunt can turn events from any angle, forcing players to let go of what they thought and try and solve what they see in front of them. This is a great life lesson by itself.
4. Creative thinking
To save time, you need to be creative in how you tackle clues in a scavenger hunt. This brings up the creativity skill which comes in handy when tackling different tasks, especially priority issues at work or in business.
Ultimately, scavenger hunting in a team setting will show the importance of working together, listening to each other’s input and solving a problem as a team. In most cases, the team with the best teamwork wins since it knows how to sync the strengths of each member.