They say that a good team stays together through thick and thin. But sometimes even the members of a good team gang up on each other and defeat you in Beer Pong. However, for the most part, they have each other’s backs in good and bad times. There are even virtual team building agencies that are responsible for setting up fun virtual team building activities that encourage overall employee participation and engagement. If you are looking forward to making work-life joyful again, here are some ideas:
Office Olympics: This Is Sparta!
You can tell if someone means business by the number of draw fours that they have saved up for you till the end. Playing games is a collaborative way to develop relations and also team up! Whether it is poker, football, bingo, chess, or scrabble, playing with each other online allows you to know each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and competitive side, all from the comfort of your home! There’s no greater reward than being the undisputed agency champion winner.
Just Like The Old Days: Treasure Hunts Will Never Go Out Of Style
Too busy taking calls from your client about his next project? Contrary to popular belief, treasure hunts can be super interesting even in a virtual setting. Looking for clues and helping your team members get to the end is the true test of patience. Collect all your resilience, grit, and determination for this one. You are going to need it because everyone wants to know who can make it to the end!
Harmless Pranks: Who Is Going To Fall For it?
Nothing says team building like pranking a colleague by pretending to be his client while all your colleagues are on call (Just an idea!) Some lighthearted fun can unleash the creative and innovative sides of the employees and result in more banter than usual. Keep the boss out of it, though!
Quizzing: Who Is The Ultimate Quizzing Champion Of Them All?
Organizing a quiz is informative, fun, and competitive all at the same time! Schedule a quiz with a neutral quizmaster and have different rounds on different topics like General Knowledge, Cinema, Sports, Literature, or even inconsequential questions like who takes the most ‘tea breaks’ at work!
Learning Is Contagious: Weekend Classes
Remember the last time you learned something new? It was 4th grade, and you were excited to make a new friend at the dance class. Let’s make learning fun again! It is never too late to discover a new hobby, a new language, a new instrument or a new skill! Especially with our colleagues. Take a vote to set up weekend classes for the most interesting and fairly difficult skill. This way you will be motivated and look forward to the weekend and have friends at work to help you improve!
Convenient And Affordable: A Dance Party
Can’t go party because of all the work piling up? Now, a virtual dance party relieves you of all work pressure and commitments. Virtual weekend dance parties with the office gang can be stress-free without all the travel and a good way to have fun while you are stuck at home.
Old School Debates
Remember debating in the old days when there was no Twitter or Facebook? Facing each other and seriously talking about why you are against the death penalty. Time to bring back the For and Against debates! Who is keeping score?
Deadlines and meetings can get a little too overwhelming at times, and it’s nice to blow off steam from time to time. For some, mingling with colleagues is tricky, especially when they are new at their workplace. If these virtual team-building activity ideas help you, let us know! If you have already exhausted these ideas, here’s a groundbreaking idea for you.
It’s never too late to put the power of the internet and build meaningful connections.