Scavenging For Fun

When planning a team building exercise try to plan when there are no deadlines in the near future. Team building events need to be held when your staff are not snowed under by mountains of work and attending a team building events will make their work load more stressful.

When setting up a scavenger hunt be realistic when organising your list of things to scavenge. Always make sure that whatever your teams are collecting or doing, that they are not breaking the law or trespassing. Have a back-up plan in case of inclement weather. Make sure your teams have the proper clothing and equipment for the event.

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A visual scavenger hunt is one of the most popular team building events. These can be things like street signs, local businesses, famous buildings, even well-known residents of your town. These clues can be photographed.

Make the scavenger item list more meaningful by choosing places or things that maybe connected to your line of business or company history. This is an ideal way to make the team building event feature an anniversary and to introduce new employees to the company.

Divide your employees into groups of four or more and have them appoint a list keeper, a map holder, a photographer and timekeeper among themselves. Divide the hunt into different time limited clues. At the end of each section the teams will be given the next clues for the next segment. Arrange for your teams finish together at a designated time and place to register the items found by each group. Depending on your strategy, you may award points per item found or simply give a bonus to the group who found the most items on the list.

If you are planning on having a scavenger hunt in another city as part of a company conference, consider hiring a team building consultant who specialises in events in that area.

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