Benefits of treasure hunts
When it comes to the games that many people enjoyed playing as kids, treasure hunt tops the list to many adults. The fun, thrill, expectations and excitement that come with it not only make it an enjoyable game but also one which inculcate so many positive elements in a person. This explains why treasure hunt is such a popular team building activity in the corporate world. A treasure hunt is a game where one or more players try to find items, articles, places or locations which are hidden. The players may be given clues to help them find that which has been hidden from them. The games can be played either indoors or outdoor, the setting depends on the kind of items being sought and the space which is available for such an activity.
Using treasure hunt as a team building activity not only helps in molding good relationship among the employees but also in helping them to be in a good health. It is a no brainer that employees who are in their best health perform their duties effectively ultimately helping in the increasing the company productivity. The fact that team building requires physical and mental faculties to be fully utilized, the participants will not only be participating in a physical exercise activity but also will be working up their minds as they try to find the hidden treasure. The walking, running and crawling as you try to get to the location of the hidden item, helps the participants to keep in shape. If this is done regularly the participants will not only find it fun but also get the real benefits of keeping their bodies fit as they bond with their colleagues. One of the popular games in the treasure hunt is the Scavenger, here the participants move from one point as they hunt, this movement ,keeps the hunter active and at the same time helps in shedding excess calories. Those people who find it hard to enroll in a health club will find this activity fun and can be very effective in shedding the extra calories. he treasure hunt will not only be beneficial to the employer since the bonding session will improve relations but also to the employee since he or she will shed extra weight ultimately maintaining better health.
Treasure hunt game in corporate world apart from building relationship and maintaining better health also helps the participants to relax. After a long and busy week, employees who engage in a treasure hunt as one of the team building activities will find it relaxing. All the frustrations, fatigued muscles and anxiety will all be gone after three of four hours of running, jumping and crawling in the process of finding the hidden treasure. The smiles, giggles, and screams that characterize the treasure hunts helps in improving the participants moods .The negative energies in the body are flushed out bringing in a positive drive in a participant. If somebody was feeling stressed out ,by the end of the game he or she will be feeling fine, having forgotten all that was taking toll on their mind and body. The employee will be well energized to handle the challenges of the following weeks. This will not only increase their levels of performance but also keep them interested in what they doing further increasing their chances of success at workplace.
Treasure hunt is a great team building activity; it not only benefits those who participate but also the organization at large. The organizers need to come up with a treasure hunt game that every participant will enjoy, one that all will feel free to engage. If this is well coordinated, the benefits which will be derived here far outweigh the cost which will be spent in the course of its organization.