Trust is integral to your company’s success. It has a positive impact on company performance and employee turnover and should therefore not be overlooked. Through fun team building games, such as a virtual treasure hunt, start creating a great team culture where employees look out for each other, trust one another and enjoy working together. Find out how this virtual game works and how it can help you create a team geared towards success.
What is a treasure hunt?
A treasure hunt, or a scavenger hunt, is an exciting game of thrill and adventure where participants solve clues, puzzles and riddles in succession in order to be finally led to the treasure. In uncovering the treasure, they win the game. Usually played in small teams, where participants put their heads together to uncover answers through the hints given. Questions could involve general knowledge or word riddles that test your problem solving skills.
Treasure hunts, as we know them to be today, were started in the 1930s by columnist Elsa Maxwell for New York’s elite and involved a series of daring, provocative tasks, in order to have a little bit of light fun. An example of popular treasure hunt games is the easter egg hunt.
How does it work virtually?
Virtual treasure hunt games are conducted online through online meeting software, such as Zoom or MS Teams. Teams race around the world virtually, trying to complete challenges in order to move on to the next station in another city or town – and be the first to reach the treasure. Teams will be pre-assigned and segregated into various breakout rooms online for the discussion and planning to commence. Making Teams’ professional and experienced facilitators enhance the game experience by guiding players through the process and heightening the excitement and suspense.
What are the types of themes?
We offer a variety of different themes for online treasure hunt, so you can select one that fits your team’s interests. If your team comprises history buffs, retracing Marco Polo’s steps as a merchant and explorer in Venice during the 13th century, might be fitting. However, if you’re after a more modern day theme, join British secret agent, James Bond, and MI6 in espionage adventures to uncover national secrets. Science fiction lovers would love alien-invasion themed scavenger races. We also offer treasure hunts with Indiana Jones and Da Vinci Code themes.
How does it help to build trust?
Virtual treasure hunt games require participants to work together, collaborating on tasks in order to solve problems and complete the challenge. By communicating with each other, respecting the views of teammates and being helpful, participants develop trust with one another – strengthening their relationship.
In the corporate world, trust is a cornerstone of strong relationships between employees and is integral to the success of any organisation. It facilitates collaboration, creativity, innovation and conflict resolution. Organising virtual games, such as these, also allow employees to let down their serious side and have a little bit of fun. Seeing this side of your co-workers allows you to understand them better and fosters fondness and trust. Through this, you can also Integrate new team members into the team and maintain the bond of existing members.
Choose Making Teams to create a bonded, trusting team
Trust is built over time. By increasing interaction between your employees, you set this process in motion and create the optimal environment for trust to be developed. Making Teams makes the process of scheduling an hour or so of fun remote team building with your team easy.
If you would like to try out other online games, we also recommend virtual Murder Mystery, Amazing Race, and Escape Room. We would love to have a conversation with you about how we facilitate our games and which ones would best suit your organization. Contact us if you would like to find out more.