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The latest fun team-building trend? Scavenger hunts.

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Entrepreneurs are discovering team-building can be child's play. The latest bonding activity: scavenger hunts that send employees out with only cryptic clues and their collaboration skills to guide them.

"We decided to do this not only for fun but to have some cross-functional interaction," says Jerry Shafir, founder of Chelsea, Massachusetts-based Kettle Cuisine, a maker of natural and organic soups that hired hunt organizer Teambonding to plan an event. "People were very stimulated. It really brought out the competitive part of [our] salespeople."

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