To run any successful company, colleagues need to connect. This long period of the pandemic has somewhere ruined people’s social and work life. We are restricted to outings and meeting new people.
With remote work becoming the norm, colleagues are unable to physically connect with their teams and collaborate together in the same office. In this digitised world, it is only possible through online meeting sites and activities.
One can use different video calling platforms through which one can connect with their team. The most common platforms using which one can join a virtual world are:
- Google Meet
- House Party
- Microsoft Teams
There are several other apps that let you connect with your team. However, virtual team building needs to go beyond these typical applications. Move on from Zoom happy hours as we present to you some new ideas to try to amp up the energy of your remote teams.
Virtual Team Building Activities
When you connect with your colleagues through engaging activities, it will increase their comfort and improve their productivity. It will break down barriers that seem to have organically build up over time due to the lack of clarity and connection that usually accompanies physical meetings.
You can add the following fun activities to boost employee engagement and teach your organisation a healthy mindset.
1. Truth & Lie
A classic, this game requires a player to reveal two truths and one lie about herself. Your companions must guess the truths and the lie about the player. This game will help all the team members to know each other’s secrets and lighten the mood.
2. Zoom Dance Party
Everybody loves a party. It is a fantastic way to raise energy levels, improve mood and foster connections. Host a party on Zoom call or any other online meeting platform, play the most popular playlists of dance songs and encourage your colleagues to show their fun side.
3. Coffee & Conversations
Take a short break from work and organise a virtual coffee break where employees can participate in a casual conversation with one another. Coffee can be a rejuvenating beverage and can help unwind in the evening after a long work day.