Virtual team building creates genuine coworking relationships for remote employees. Read on to learn five virtual team building ideas, activities and games to help make connections and have fun.
Consider what’s suitable for your remote team based on the following categories:
Asynchronous vs. real-time: Is it best to run the activities so each person can participate at their own convenience? Do you want to run the event live, so everyone is together?
It’s just fun vs. practical: Is the activity related to work, or is it intentionally for fun alone? If it’s for work, it will be dual-purpose to build social connections and improve work processes.
Ice breaker questions are done in real-time for fun. Depending on the size of your team, the activity will probably take about five minutes. All you need is an event planning and hosting platform like WeInvite.
Here are a few fun questions:
Team lunches are just for fun and generally take about one hour. The name of this activity explains precisely what it is – group lunch break. Some companies allow employees to expense up to $20 so team members can join from their favorite restaurant, cook or order delivery.
If one hour is too long, virtual coffee breaks and virtual happy hours are great options.