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10 Exciting Virtual Team Building Activities for Remote Employees

Guest blog post written by Adam Collins:

 

Virtual team building is quickly becoming an important tool for modern businesses. It allows remote employees to stay connected and collaborate effectively, even if they are on opposite sides of the country or world. We’ve put together a list of 10 exciting virtual team building activities to help your employees form stronger bonds and work more closely together:

 

  1. Have a virtual whiteboard session. This works especially well if you have an online project management tool that allows for collaboration, but if not, it can be easily mimicked in any sort of platform where you can share ideas and work together.
  1. Schedule regular video chats to get to know one another better. While email may seem like the natural choice for communication among remote workers, it can often result in misunderstandings or miscommunication. A regular video chat (perhaps once a week) is a great way to get to know one another and build relationships that are important for working in a team.
  1. Hold a virtual scavenger hunt. This is an especially fun activity if you have access to multiple workspaces around the city or country. Split your team into smaller groups and have them compete to complete a list of tasks or collect items from different locations in the fastest time possible.
  1. Design a virtual scavenger hunt game. This is similar to the regular scavenger hunt, but it allows you to add a competitive element by getting team members to design the game for other members to play. The person who designs the most challenging and fun game wins!
  1. Have a virtual potluck. This is a great way to get everyone involved in cooking or baking something from their culture or country. You can then share the dishes during a video chat and enjoy a meal together, even if you’re a thousand miles apart.
  1. Have a virtual sports day. This is an especially fun event to organize if you have access to gyms, exercise studios, or swimming pools in different locations around your city or country. Your team can compete against one another in various sports and games to see who the best athlete really is!
  1. Try a virtual game night. Whether you’re into video games or board games, a virtual game night is a great way to have some fun and let off some steam after a long week of working together remotely.
  1. Incorporate fitness challenges into your remote workday. If you have access to exercise equipment at different locations, consider incorporating a quick workout into your workday to get everyone moving and have fun together. You could even share the results on social media or via video chat so others can cheer you on during your fitness challenge!
  1. Organize virtual parties or outings. This is a great way to celebrate holidays, birthdays, or other major milestones together as a team. You can even use virtual reality to take your party or outing to the next level!
  1. Visit Escape Team Events! They offer some incredible Team building in Edinburgh and all over the UK for remote staff. Their virtual activities include some of the ones we have explained today and much much more! 

How does team building benefit my business?

Team building is an important tool for modern businesses because it allows remote employees to stay connected and collaborate effectively, even if they are on opposite sides of the country or world. By encouraging teamwork and collaboration among your staff, you can help them build stronger relationships and work more closely together. This in turn leads to improved productivity, creativity, and overall job satisfaction. In addition, team building can also help reduce stress levels and improve work/life balance for employees. 

 

So there you have it, our top 10 picks for exciting virtual team-building activities for remote employees. We hope you enjoy trying out some of these activities with your own team!

 

— Adam Collins

Virtual Team Building Experiences in Remio

Remio enables your team to do all of the virtual activities above while in VR and feel like your team is in the same space.

 

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