Workplaces and working in general is largely different from how it was before, with a substantial amount of the workforce working remotely. When workers work remotely, feeling lonely and isolated might be pretty normal for them. This lack of organic relationship formation can lead to remote meetings feeling very transaction and somewhat dry because they stick to the agenda.
Since you are here, you must be looking for some virtual team building activities for your team!
In the current extraordinary times, physical team building activities will unfortunately not be possible for the foreseeable future. But who’s to say team building activities can’t be done right now? With the wonders of current day technology and creativity, do not be too quick to rule out the possibilities with virtual team building!
These games are easy to organise and plan and do not take up much time during the work day to perform, so what are you waiting for? Plan your next team building game right now after going through what we have recommended for you and your team!
‘Show & Tell’ activity
Who ever thought this age-old game could be awesome for virtual team building? To put it simply for those who have no experience “Show & Tell’, each team member gets a minute to show and talk about a thing they own or even something non-physical! It could be anything under the sun – such as a pillow that you have kept since you were a child or maybe a prized possession.
Your team members can get to discuss on the item you shared and you never know what kind of conversations this can bring up!
By sharing these intimate possessions, you get a better insight into each individual which will help you develop strong team bonds and trust.
Organise a ‘Netflix Party’!
Catch a series or a film together as a team! Who doesn’t love to destress and chill after a long day of work with Netflix? Why not do it together? Agree on a series or film to watch together and get the popcorns ready! This would be a prime chance for members of the team to step out of their comfort zone in terms of their taste for movies and watch something that they would never watch themselves! Share your reviews and request for the next movie choice for the following movie night!
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat so you and your team members can chat even while watching the film together!
Go to Netflix’s website. Choose any show you would like to watch and start playing the video. To create your party, click on the red “NP” icon located next to the address bar. Then click “Start Party” to get the party started, and share the party URL to invite friends.
‘Building a storyline’ game
Who doesn’t love a good story? Building a storyline is one of the oldest and most fun team building activities.
Here’s how the game works:
Organise your team to virtually form a queue on a video call and start the process like this:
The first person begins the story with one opening sentence and another incomplete one. For example: “On a Monday afternoon, Adam went out for lunch at his usual spot. At first, everything seemed normal, until…”
The next team member completes the previous line and adds another incomplete sentence.
This way, each remote team member contributes until everyone has had a turn. The goal is to make the story flow smoothly and with an immersive storyline.
This game allow teams to use their creative juices, it also helps them listen to each other and improve team cooperation.
Home work area tour!
At a time where most of us are working from home, we must wonder how our colleagues’ home offices or work area looks like. Would it be similar to their work area in office or dramatically different? Discover habits of your co-workers – be it good or bad, to understand them deeper and build a deeper emotional connection with them.
This fun game may be better suited for smaller teams, but it’s still a great virtual team building activities exercise for any team looking to get the process started. Allowing team members into your personal and vulnerable space is a great way to gain deeper understanding of each other, bringing a new form of camaraderie into the workplace!
Baby photos guessing game
Picture sharing activities help your team bond in no time, especially if you share pictures of when you were a cute baby! It can facilitate laughter and surprising responses that will leave employees feeling happy and connected. However for this game, we are going to mix things up and do it differently. We’ll have your co-workers guess who the baby photo belongs to!
Before the meeting, send out a request for baby photos from each individual on your team. Once you’ve compiled the photos place them all up onto your screen sharing program. Once this is set up, the game is simple. Participants must guess which photo belongs to which employee, and have a load of laughs and ‘aww’s while doing so!
While it does require a bit of preparation, it is all worth it!
So you think you’re the best at drawing in your workplace? Prove yourself by putting yourself up against your colleagues! If you are not as good at drawing, well, you don’t need to be a master artist to have fun with this game too!
skribbl.io is a free multiplayer drawing and guessing game. One game consists of a few rounds in which every round someone has to draw their chosen word and others have to guess it to gain points! The person with the most points at the end of game will then be crowned as the winner!
Each game can hold 8 players, which is plenty to hold a game for your team!
Try out a new activity and discover your colleagues’ hidden talent through virtual workshops! Epic Workshops’ Stay Home Experience Kits can be delivered to your colleagues’ homes for a fuss-free experience for all!
Epic Workshops virtual team building activities allows team members to come together through video conferencing platforms, so you’re never too far away from your colleagues! Experience fun activities together such as art jamming, terrarium making and more.
Visit https://epicworkshops.com.sg/virtual-team-building-workshops-singapore/ for more information on their virtual team building workshops!