Connect Your Team With Virtual Team Building Games
It can be difficult to build and maintain connections within a virtual team since members are not in an office where they can physically pop by to talk about what’s happening in the world and their own lives. A study conducted in 2021 found that 80% of companies globally had altered their remote work policies and now allow for virtual team collaboration, a shift that was significant for some organizations (source: Meluso et al. 2). Many team leads and managers are investing in virtual team building exercises to make their teams more cohesive. So, how do you accomplish such a goal? Here are some ways to encourage bonding and help your team stay connected virtually.
Hire a Team Building Company
There are companies that specialize in organizing and hosting virtual team building events designed to make your team stronger and better connected. They have hosts for virtual game shows who can get your whole team smiling, laughing, and maybe even groaning over a bad pun or two. Such companies can create custom team building events for your remote staff filled with thoroughly entertaining games. Corporate team building companies often have options for in-person team building exercises as well, with a focus on games that engage and entertain your team.
Organize a Virtual Trivia Event
Your company can also have a virtual trivia event based on popular game shows where the trivia references a theme. Theme examples include company history, TV show and movie trivia, team member trivia, and more. Think of popular game shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud or Jeopardy with topics and themes chosen specifically for your team as a fully hosted, virtual event. Trivia games are fun, light, fast-paced, and easy to play. A team building company can customize such an event to your preferences, then organize and facilitate an excellent virtual trivia event so you can relax and participate alongside your team.
Host a Virtual Icebreaker Event
When new employees join your team, it’s important to make them feel welcome. An icebreaker event is a quick and easy idea that allows team members to get to know one another and can serve as an introduction to more traditional team building events. Organize a video meeting with light and fun icebreakers ready to go. Some icebreaker question examples include:
- If you had a superpower, what would it be?
- What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hiring a team building company is one great way to generate chances for employees to be engaged while socializing with peers in a remote setting. A virtual team building game, virtual trivia event, and icebreaker event are some ideas to consider, as each event has its own perks. Let Grin Events help you engage and build connections with your virtual teams as if you were in one office together through our unique brand of team connecting. Contact us today to learn more about our customizable offerings and how we can connect your team.