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Hybrid Team Building Events: Scavenger Hunts

Looking for an event at the office that will engage all of your employees whether in person or remote? Having team members spread out between various offices and homes all over the country (or globe) can make planning team events tricky. It may seem like the options for an all encompassing event are limited. With Breakout IQ, that is not the case! Hybrid events are the best way to include all team members, both in-office and remote, at the next company event.

What is a Hybrid Team Building Activity?

team of people working on a projectHybrid team activities are events or exercises that consist of both online and offline elements. This means that employees working remotely can be just as engaged as those working in person at the office.

Remote attendees and in office attendees participate through various online applications, the most common is Zoom. Different hybrid team building activities include: Trivia, Office Feud, Escape Rooms, Scavenger Hunts & more.

How Does a Zoom Scavenger Hunt Work?

women on a remote team meetingZoom scavenger hunts at Breakout IQ are built for team building and employee engagement. Scavenger hunts are traditionally in person with several teams racing against each other searching and hunting for specific items. The friendly competitive spirit of scavenger hunts remains with hybrid hunts.

Choosing a virtual scavenger hunt opens up more possibilities for you and your teams. Our hybrid scavenger hunt through Zoom can host up to 600 people! Hosting a team event online also allows for more flexibility in scheduling, an important factor when considering remote employees in various time zones.

Each team of 5 to 6 signs onto Zoom with our facilitators for a brief verbal intro. Teams are then sent to independent virtual breakout rooms to complete a series of challenges. The challenges are divided into three 10 minute rounds in the categories of discovery, creativity and trivia. Teams return to the main session after each round for a recap and score update. Teams collect points as they try to solve as many challenges as they can in the time allotted. After a final recap at the end, the team with the most points is revealed as the winner!

Why are Scavenger Hunts Good for Team Building?

two men collaborating on a projectScavenger Hunts are a great way to promote friendly competition among your team members. Working in teams of 5 to 6 encourages cooperative play while competing against other teams. Scavenger Hunts are good for developing or refining research skills, problem solving, communication and encouraging leadership. All of these factors are important for a creatively and critically thinking team. In a game setting, team members are more likely to relax and think outside the box to find solutions for their teams to win.

Let Breakout IQ host your next hybrid team event with a Zoom Scavenger Hunt. Our professionally hosted hunt is sure to excite and thrill your team!