5 Virtual Team Building Activities
The team is falling apart. Everything is ruined because of COVID. Remote work has destroyed your company.
Ok. It's not actually that bad, but you definitely are feeling like there's some much-needed team bonding. You just also know you gotta keep everyone social distanced.So how do you bond the team without getting everyone in the same room?
Easy. You host a virtual team-building event with virtual team building activities.
How To Host Virtual Team Building Activities
Problem. You've never had to host a virtual team-building event. A trust fall into a webcam just isn't going to work.
So, you are looking for a few ideas. No worries. Here are 5 Virtual Team Building activities you can do while working from home.
1. A Virtual Happy Hour
This is a great way to bond everyone with ease. Get everyone on a video call. Add liquor. Feel connected. Employee engagement skyrockets.
A virtual happy hour always goes better when you can show employees you're invested in developing the company culture. The best way to show your investment is to provide the booze for the happy hour.
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2. A Scavenger Hunt
Encourage your remote employees to get out of the house for a bit with a Scavenger Hunt around your city. Create clues that lead to a variety of landmarks in your city.
Have your remote workers send you photos of the landmarks. The first to send you every landmark gets a small prize of some kind. Something like a gift card.
3. Virtual Escape Rooms
One of the most effective team-building games pre-COVID was going to an escape room. Nothing says "I love where I work!" more than literally being locked in a room with your co-workers, forced to solve a problem to escape. Honestly just sounds like full-time employment.
Obviously, an escape room is no longer an option in our current masked-up socially distanced world. Like many businesses, the escape room industry has pivoted to doing online events, and they are honestly still pretty fantastic. You still have to solve a problem together, but now you get to do it from the comfort of your home. No pants required!
You can Google Virtual Escape Rooms, or check out 24 Best Virtual Escape Rooms for Team Building in 2021 from teambuilding.com.
4. Remote Work Bingo
As you have been working remotely, there have likely been a few events that happen regularly. These events include family interruptions, complete silence from the entire team until the very end when everyone says "Thanks everyone. Bye.", and "Sorry guys. I was on mute."
Have your employees fill out a bingo sheet. Once they have their sheet filled out, have them send it your way. Anytime one of their predetermined events occurs, they mark it off their bingo sheet. First one to bingo wins a small prize. Another great opportunity for a gift card.
5. A Dedicated Meme and GIF Channel
Memes and GIFs are the new forms of communication. A meme that accurately represents your day, your job, your department, or your company are some of the most hilarious and quickest bonding experiences.
With remote work, most companies have adopted some kind of internal communication system like Slack, or Microsoft Teams. All you need to do is create a channel in your company system for memes, GIFs, or other hilarious forms of media. This is something simple, but incredibly effective.
Time for Team Building!
These five simple activities will certainly bring your team together. The best part is for most of these activities, a cocktail is only going to make it better.