When one thinks about the classic team building program two types of the program immediately jump to mind; the cooking program and the corporate scavenger hunt. Both are immensely popular and for good reason. In this blog entry, we will look at the value and design of the corporate scavenger hunt.
Corporate scavenger hunts are one of your best options for a team-building program. Team building trends come and go, but the corporate scavenger hunt will be enjoyed regardless of how many times you might do it.
The beauty of a corporate scavenger hunt is that it is active and facilitates the exploration of whatever conference facility, resort, or meeting venue you happen to be at. At most meetings, your team will spend countless hours in a closed-in meeting room with no windows and an endless stream of PowerPoint presentations. At the end of the day, they are dying for a break and need to be energized. A properly facilitated corporate scavenger hunt will do just this.
The corporate scavenger hunt also takes advantage of the competitive energy of your group. Some groups are mildly competitive and some are extremely competitive, but all groups have a competitive element to them. When put into teams and given a series of clue locations to find this competitive element ramps up the energy and the teams feed off this. This creates an exhilarating and fun team building program.
We at Summit Team Building know that competition, although a powerful positive force, can sometimes get out of hand and become negative. This is why we craft out a corporate scavenger hunt team building program to provide just the right amount of competition.
Provided with clues, compass directions, GPS coordinates and challenges in competitive teams, your group will run, even if you tell them not to, all over the property. You can ask them to take photos of specific things in a photo rally, and to visit highlights in the local area.
Sometimes a corporate scavenger hunt can be so much more. At Summit Team building one of our values is giving back to the community; local and internationally. Our Play it Forward corporate scavenger hunt does just this. Not only is your team challenged to find a multitude of fun locations, but the more successful they are the more money, yes real cash, they earn. This money is loaned to a third world entrepreneur of their choice through the micro-financing organization Kiva. Over the last 5 years, the Summit Team Building has loaned over $100,000.00 to people in need across the world. As this loan is paid back we loan it out again and the more Play It Forward program we run the larger this loan account becomes.
Not only is your Play it Forward Corporate Scavenger Hunt great for team building, but you are also making the world a better place while you are at it and that makes your team feel good.
Next time you are looking for a great team-building option for a meeting or conference call us at Summit Team Building and ask about our Play it Forward corporate scavenger hunt.