Top Virtual Team Building Activities to Bring Your Remote Employees Closer Together
- December 17, 2020
- Posted by: Anna Morrissey
- Category: Uncategorized
The pandemic has reshaped work culture, requiring us to learn how to adapt to remote work environments. With your team members now working remotely, dispersed throughout different locations, it can be difficult to reinforce employee engagement and keep up morale. Virtual team building activities may be the perfect solution for your company, to help bring everyone closer and strengthen team identity.
And with companies beginning to realize the benefits of remote work situations in general, it is even more valuable now to know how to leverage virtual team building activities to create a more close-knit community feel in your company.
Here are some of our top ideas for virtual team building activities!
1) Corporate WebJams
Is it said that successful team building activities shouldn’t feel like a typical day at the office, or even a remote office, for that matter, so what better way to boost your team spirit than through awakening your employees’ creativity? CraftJam offers an incredible selection of corporate virtual arts and crafts workshops designed to bring your employees closer together. Engage your team in arts and crafts activities in an uplifting, supportive and beginner-friendly environment, perfect for all levels. From calligraphy, and hand lettering, to creating a vision board and macrame wall hangings, you are sure to find something everyone will enjoy. Participating in a private crafting workshop amongst your employees and producing a finished piece of art will be incredible for boosting your team’s morale.
2) Inspiration Icebreakers
It is common for team members to sometimes feel stagnant or off while they are working remotely, from their own respective homes, disassociated from the rest of their coworkers. Re-ignite your team’s inspiration, with fun and motivating sessions of creative icebreakers. Ask everyone to come to the virtual meeting, prepared to offer a work of art, sing a song, recite a poem, tell a funny joke they heard or share anything that made them feel extra inspired that week. A little break from the usual corporate routine will create an encouraging and energizing environment, as well as a more tight-knit community amongst your team.
3) Virtual Caffeine Boost & Check In
When your team members were working back at the office, they probably enjoyed gathering around the coffee pot in the kitchen to unwind and chat on their breaks. Create that relaxed, yet upbeat atmosphere by arranging virtual caffeine boost meetings. Everyone should come to the meeting, with a cup a coffee, tea or favorite beverage, ready to enjoy a light-hearted, bonding experience designed to feel like a digital get-together at a virtual café. Over a delicious cup of joe, it is a perfect opportunity to step back from the normal regimen for a moment and check in with your team, see how everyone is feeling, and get everyone motivated and on the same page. You can share stories, talk about your day – any activities that feel relaxed and fun will do. Enjoy your drinks to the last drop and when you get back into the corporate game, your team will feel more rejuvenated than ever!
4) Critical Questions and Answer Session
This activity is a great choice as it is not only fun-loving, but it features an intellectual slant, making it the perfect, relaxing diversion that won’t feel too far removed from the normal workflow. Ask everyone to join in a digital meeting, prepared to answer thought-provoking, critical questions. You can engage your team in a session of “Would you rather” questions, asking them to choose their preference between two amusing, yet difficult scenarios or maybe, ask “What would you do in a certain situation?” type questions. Just to make sure to keep the inquiries tasteful, and it is the perfect activity for reinforcing a like-minded team culture and identity that requires your employees to think critically and get into a problem-solving state of mind.