What Makes a Good Team

So, what makes a good team? Business owners, coaches and other group leaders all around the world ask themselves this question every day. One obvious answer to this question would be the development of basic teamwork. If you and the people you work with can work together in a positive, efficient manner, then anything is possible. cityHUNT believes that when it comes to building team work within a group, participating in unique, engaging events is a great place to start. What makes a good team is communication, collaboration, good leadership, enthusiasm, effective problem solving and a dash of competitiveness.

cityHUNT was created with one purpose in mind: to change the world one scavenger hunt at a time. Now, how are scavenger hunts related to teamwork? Well, a scavenger hunt would be rather boring – not to mention very difficult – if it was done alone. But when a scavenger hunt takes place with a group, people have to work together to achieve a common goal. This makes hunts one of the best team building activities and a solution to the question of what makes a good team.

Corporations, families, schools, government agencies and sports teams all must function with a goal of having excellent teamwork. Here at cityHUNT, we want to help groups strengthen their leadership skills, their ability to form a cohesive unit and their willingness to work well together. We understand that in the natural corporate environment there will always be obstacles to good teamwork. Maybe your job is boring. Relations with other employees may be tense. Or perhaps your job is extremely stressful. If you’ve ever suffered through awkward icebreakers, you know how ineffective they can be at actually building a sense of real teamwork. A good team can be made up of a variety of people, but all good teams have some qualities in common.

 

So what actually makes a good team?

Communication

Members of a good team should be able to communicate freely their thoughts and feelings while being able to take in consideration what others have to say. Good communication is key in any team as poor communication can lead to all types of problems. A scavenger hunt would help build your team’s communication skills by allowing the team to work together to figure out clues and executing tasks.


Collaboration

Good teamwork comes from individuals coming together to contribute their specialized skills toward an end result. Teams who can best work together by divvying up project tasks according to talent always have the best success. In a scavenger hunt, teams have to do a variety of different tasks and will have to learn to assign each task accordingly. The teams who collaborate the best are always the teams that win the hunts!


Effective problem solving

When working in a team, it can be easier to better understand the goals and objectives of the problem at hand. Working in groups to come up with ideas and generate solutions is very beneficial. A scavenger hunt facilitates a team to work together to problem solve by solving clues together.


Good leadership

A strong team should have a leader that they trust and respect. The leader is the glue that binds the team together.


Enthusiasm

Good teams have high energy. They are enthusiastic people and they give energy to one another with their excitement and drive to achieve their goals. What better way to promote enthusiasm than to get your team working together to solve clues in scavenger hunt?


Competitiveness

A healthy dose of competitiveness is good on a team. It motivates each member to strive for the best. Competition is one of the most fun parts of a scavenger hunt!

From a little league team made of 8 year olds to a high profile corporation, members of a team need to exhibit all of these attributes to be a GOOD team.

Now your group has the chance to go out and practice your teamwork skills on a scavenger hunt! cityHUNT will specifically design a scavenger hunt experience for you and your team members. Take advantage of an opportunity to find out what makes good teams work well together in a fun and low stress environment, while competing against another team. You will discover each others’ skills and talents while even learning a little bit more about yourself along the way.

cityHUNT can host your scavenger hunt at almost any city across the country. From San Francisco to Miami, we can help you with team building in the most fun way possible.

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