When you have an entirely remote staff, planning virtual team building activities can seem like a challenge. In reality, it’s easier than you think. Modern technology has ensured that online team building activities and remote team games are plentiful, leaving you with an almost infinite choice… So, to make the best and most relevant choice for your company, find out how to choose the right online team building event !
The idea of online team building means creating connections and interactivity between your remote team members.
Forging these bonds not only promotes harmony within your team, but can also help streamline communication and increase productivity.
Working from home can make individual members of your team more productive. However, it can also hinder collaboration and isolate them!
This is why online team building activities are so important, especially in a work-from-home setting…
☞ To promote open communication and build trust…
Planning an afternoon of virtual team building activities can remind everyone why they signed up to be on your team in the first place.
These team building activities will help your company to:
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Delicious food and wine put everyone in a good mood!
Online team building activities based on food, wine and good moods appeal to a large number of people and are just as easy to do online as in person.
To make sure your whole team feels included, ask in advance if anyone has dietary (or alcohol) restrictions.
For one of the most delicious and engaging virtual team building activities, online cooking classes give your team instant access to top chefs.
In these classes, your teams can interact directly with each other and with the chef.
Participants can ask questions, learn new techniques, and try their hand at making a delicious meal themselves in this unique online team building exercise.
This gives everyone the freedom to trade ingredients, and the chef can help meet the dietary needs of each team member.
At the end of the class, everyone can show and taste their creation.
Virtual mixology classes are unique online team building activities that provide a convenient alternative to a traditional happy hour.
Accompanied (remotely) by an expert mixologist who leads your class, your team can learn how to make classic cocktails or develop their creative side with unique craft cocktails!
What if you tried a completely original virtual wine tasting animation?
Discover our InVin’Escape Online, a judicious mix between wine tasting and digital puzzle games.
In these virtual team building activities, a sommelier-animator initiates, in a virtual way, each participant being at home, to the discovery of the world of wine and its secrets in a playful, interactive and accessible way to all.
You will also discover the complementary food pairings that go well with each wine.
Make your team happy by sending a tasting box in advance!
Chic and elegant, this box is delivered to each participant a few days before the event.
Inside, each participant will find 3 bottles of wine (10 cl) and surprise documents to participate in the workshop.
“To leave a lasting impression on your guests, opt for a fun animation that challenges your senses from a distance!”
Everyone loves to start the morning with a cup of coffee, so why not incorporate it into a unique online team building activity?
Online coffee classes are the dream of many coffee lovers, offering an immersion into the world of roasting and brewing with a professional barista.
From learning how to use an AeroPress to making the perfect homemade espresso, your team will never look at their morning drink the same way again.
When it comes to creative activities for remote employees, a virtual recipe exchange is very nice.
Have everyone share one of their favorite or family recipes, and then each person can choose (or be randomly assigned) a colleague’s recipe.
The recipes should all be beginner-friendly and affordable!
Choose a day when everyone can show their creation on Zoom and they can rate the dish and share what they like best.
Recipe swaps are great online team building activities that encourage everyone to learn a little more about each other’s backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.
The best way to connect your teams (telecommuting since the health crisis, for example) is to help them feel seen and heard even from a distance!
A recent survey on remote work revealed the real-world complications workers face today: feeling that their work is “invisible.”
That’s right! Working from home can be lonely – TOO lonely!
The loss of the office environment has meant the loss of those intrinsic opportunities to bond socially and build trust with colleagues.
This can lead to disengagement, which in turn can lead to poor performance at work.
This is no small matter…
In fact, 94% of workers surveyed said that mutual respect and connection were critical to their team’s success, and 19% said it was the most important factor in their sense of well-being at work.
That’s why it’s worth thinking about virtual entertainment, to give your team or employees a unique and unforgettable experience or to stay connected with your customers.
And to create conviviality and good mood, even at a distance!
Creating a real team cohesion and communication atmosphere can be more difficult with a remote team.
Even if your team is active on Slack channels and chatting in Zoom meetings, it can be harder to really get to know each other.
However, with the right online team building activities, your team members can reconnect with each other, learn how their colleagues communicate and develop a stronger bond.
Whether you choose a remote cooking class, share your recipes or do an online wine initiation…
These virtual team building activities will get your whole team talking and will break the ice and facilitate exchanges during your event despite the screen!
Choose an animation that matches the personalities of your department or that illustrates the core values of your company.
And make the activity more fun than professional… You’ll find that your team will look forward to your online team building!
Would you like more information about our InVin’Escape Online?
We will be very happy to present you our innovative virtual escape game animation! Contact us without further delay!
The INVINO Event team.