Even though the restrictive effects of the global pandemic have tapered off, many workplaces are still choosing to operate remotely. If you work from home, you will know how difficult it can be to connect with colleagues. All this means is that more effort has to be made to bring teams together in a virtual space. Luckily, through platforms including Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, workplaces are getting better at this. If work morale is getting low in your remote workplace, perhaps it’s time for some effective team building.
Virtual Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are a fantastic way of coming together in teams and forming bonds. This will be a virtual escape room and there’s no one locking you to the computer desk. If you ask us, BreakoutIQ host the best virtual escape room. Your team will be given a scenario and will need to work through a series of challenges to crack the answer; you will need to work together and think outside of the box.
Music is a fantastic way to get through the day and open up a conversation with remote employees. Get together on a zoom call, or set your team some homework, and create an epic playlist together. Everyone will explore new music and get to know their team on a deeper level. If you want to organize the potential chaos, you can set a theme for your playlists. You never know, you may find you have more in common with your team than you thought.
If there are plenty of food fanatics in your remote team, you should consider putting an evening aside to do some group cooking over Zoom. Make this a regular evening and you can all take it in turns to put a recipe forward to the group. You won’t be able to taste each other’s attempts, but you’ll get to open up your food palate.
There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a good book after a hard day of work. For all the bookworms out there, why not start a book club and meet virtually regularly? Agree on when to discuss the chapters so that no one will get spoilers. This activity will promote discussion and have your team bonded in no time.
You never know what talent lies beneath the surface of your team, so host an open mic night to find out. Thanks to video conferencing, you can have people perform poems, music, stand-up comedy, and anything else they like. A virtual open mic night is guaranteed to promote laughter and togetherness while everyone is working remotely.
Remote working has become a new normal for many people, which makes it difficult for teams to connect on a deeper level. Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic activities to bring everyone together in the virtual space. The suggestions above are only a starting point – ask your team for further ideas and you’ll be surprised what comes up.
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