It seems like every day, there’s a new way to work remotely. And with the rise of technology and globalization, it’s becoming even more common for people to be working in teams all over the world. But how do you keep these virtual teams feeling connected? What are some best practices for keeping your employees engaged even when they don’t share an office space?
Virtual team building activities are one great way to encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity! Here are 13 examples of ways that companies around the world use this tool to their advantage. These activities will help your team feel successful while also helping them grow as individuals within your company culture.
Let’s take a look at these creative ideas now!
1. Scavenger Hunt
How it works: Split your team into several groups that will search for clues at different places around town or at their workplace. For example, they might need to take a picture of themselves among the sculptures in the park and send you a selfie, or they might need to find someone who works in another department and interview them. In the end, they’ll send you all their photos or videos to prove that they completed the task.
Why it works: This virtual team building activity gets people out into the world and provides a way for everyone to be successful despite working remotely. It encourages healthy competition within each group as well as communication between groups sharing clues. Plus, it’s a great way to build trust within your company culture by encouraging face-to-face interaction.
How it works: An unconference is similar to a conference in that there are scheduled events with speakers and presenters, but instead of the agenda being pre-determined, everyone at the event can create, discuss, and propose ideas. Each person adds new topics that they want to bring up during the unconference, which is then voted on by everyone else. It’s a way of reaching consensus within groups where everyone gets some say in what happens next.
Why it works: An unconference takes advantage of Singapore’s teamwork skills while also encouraging new perspectives. This is a great way to encourage innovation within your company culture and it’s a low-pressure activity that will get everyone involved in the conversation.
3. Escape Room
How it works: Your team will work together to accomplish several goals or tasks by interacting directly with “clues” within a designated space. These clues might be puzzles, riddles, or even codes to unlock a door and progress to the next room within the “escape room”. You can find five-star escape rooms in your area that will provide you with all of the materials needed for this activity.
Why it works: This is one virtual team building activity that’s not for the faint of heart. If your team can survive and escape from a “locked-room mystery”, they will learn a lot about each other and how to work productively within a stressful situation. It might even help them bond more than they thought possible!
4. Autonomous Vehicles Competition
How it works: Split your team into teams of two. They need to pick an object (like a rubber ducky, paperclip, or even a shoe) and create their own version of an autonomous vehicle while working together remotely. Each group will then send you videos of the finished products moving autonomously across the floor on its own. You’ll then send them to the next round where they’ll create an object that can be controlled remotely, like a car.
Why it works: This activity shows off Singapore’s teamwork skills while encouraging creativity and innovation, which are two great things to demonstrate within your company culture. It could even inspire new ideas for products or services in your industry!
5. Trivia Night
How it works: This activity is perfect for people with different kinds of expertise. You’ll need at least two or three teams that will create their own trivia questions with the help of one moderator (or you, if you want to take on this fun role!) The group will then compete against each other by guessing the answers to each other’s questions.
Why it works: Trivia night is a lot of fun while also rewarding participants for sharing their own knowledge with others. This is a great way to encourage teamwork while increasing Singapore’s communication skills. It’s a low-pressure activity that will get everyone involved!
6. Letters to Santa
How it works: This activity is perfect for the holiday season! You’ll need a team of at least five people, preferably more. Each person will write a local business asking for something they would like to receive as a Christmas gift (e.g., an iPad, new shoes). They then have to write a letter to Santa Clause explaining why they deserve this gift.
Why it works: This activity encourages Singapore’s creativity while also rewarding participants for asking for what they want in a lighthearted, humorous way. It’s a friendly competition that will help build team synergy and bring the group closer together!
7. Keep Your Balance
How it works: Participants will need to pick an object that’s not very heavy (e.g., a lighter, coin, pen) and balance it on their extended index finger for as long as possible. Each person has 30 seconds to do this and the group can compete against each other by seeing who can keep their balance the longest.
Why it works: Balance is one of those things that we take for granted, but there’s a lot going on under the surface! Singapore will have to think quickly and work together if they want their object to stay balanced, which will show off the team’s communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
We hope that this list of team-building activities will help you decide which one is best for your next meeting. If you have any questions, please contact our event management experts at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer them! Lastly, let’s not forget the importance of keeping a balance between work and play when it comes to building a cohesive team; why don’t you try some of these amazing virtual team building activities in Singapore?