Therefore, it is important to consider how to engage in virtual team building activities to develop healthy work relationships, improve communications within the team, and build company culture while working from home. In this blog, we will brainstorm the different methods of how to do virtual team building activities in an online office space to enhance the productivity of employees and make the virtual worklife a less than lonely experience.
Team building is a social activity that enables you to practice your communication skills with the team.
Team building activities is a perfect way to build relationships with your colleagues. A way to engage in conversations unrelated to work and get to know the people you work with on a more personal level.
Company culture is incredibly important for many people when deciding where to work. Team Building activities is a big contribution to this as it shows the value of the employees and their personalities within the company.
This game only requires 2-4 people to start off with. The game is as simple as it sounds. Two people face each other in a staring contest, and whoever is the first to sneak a smirk or laugh will be the loser. This is a fun game to build connections with your coleagues with no previous game preparations required. The best part is you can play this game over webcam and in person as well.
Games like Heads up and Taboo have become increasingly popular. They are great ice breaker games and can be used as a virtual team building activity. These games have the flexibility of creating your own cards and as well have an online version available to play in your virtual office.
Pictionary is a simple game to play virtually. Simply organize a deck of cards with different words of things to draw. After a card is drawn, you need to attempt to draw it. The rest of the team is responsible for guessing. Whoever guesses the drawing correctly, wins a point.
One of the most popular virtual games to play with your team is Trivia. This is by far one of the easiest games to prepare because there are so many trivia generating apps on the market. All you need to do is choose a topic and let the games begin.
Karaoke is a fun ice breaking game to break the tension and shyness. This game would require a neutral person to be the judge and a song generator. When its your turn, you need to break out in song according to which song came up on the generator. At the end, the judge will choose the best singer as the winner.
This game is easily prepared because everyone needs to prepare their own content. All you need will be 2 pieces of paper. On one paper, write down a truth about yourself. On the other paper, write down a lie. Then when it comes to your turn, your colleagues will choose which paper they want to guess on. You will read out the paper, and your colleagues will guess whether it is a truth, or if it was a lie. If they guess correctly, they get a point.
This game requires no preparation in advance. It only requires memorisation skills. It begins with one person saying one word. Then the next person needs to say the first word and add an additional word to the sentence. This continues until someone messes up the sentence formed. Whoever messes up first gets eliminated until there is only 2 people left. Winner is last one standing.
For this game, all you need is a virtual drawing board and 2-4 people. Each person needs to face eachother and try to draw each others portrait. Best drawing is the winner
The popular social media platform, Tik Tok is known for its infamous dance challenges which drives the inspiration for this game. Simply choose a dance coordination and let the best dancer win.
This game is a creativity and communication skill booster. Each person needs to choose an item on their desk and with a one minute time frame, they need to create a sales pitch to that item. Whoever is the most convincing and is able to sell that item the best, is the winner.