How to Choose and Prepare for Your Virtual Team Building Activity
Organising a virtual team building event is much the same as for an in-person one, with the added complexity of sorting online meeting logistics. However, by this point in the pandemic, you’ll have surely sussed out the best ways to organise online meetings that work for everyone!
Here are some quick steps for choosing your virtual team building activity:
Set your objective
What are you looking to achieve with your event? Do you want to break the ice and get people to know each other (especially for a new team)? Alternatively, is your event just designed to get people moving and exercise, like a wellbeing break?
Or are you looking for an activity that will get them to do something fun, let their hair down and just interact freely, like a dance party or a drawing class?
Finally, if you’re looking for an activity meant to build trust and relationships, go for a team game.
Decide the platform
Depending on what sort of online meeting software your company supports, decide what works for you and speak to us about how we can make the event happen on your platform.
Pick your activity
Browse through our catalogue of best picks and talk to us about timings, availability etc.
Sort out logistics
Does everyone need to be online at the same time? Most of our activities involve everyone getting into the spirit of things and working together, so you will need to figure out the best way to schedule the event.
Is it best to have an event immediately after “work hours” perhaps and how does your team currently work, i.e. are they still on a 9 to 5 schedule or are they working flexibly?
Finally, do your team members need to bear anything in mind for the activity to work, i.e. does everyone need an amount of space in their living room for exercising, do they need props (check out the props and supplies we can provide) etc.?
Once you’ve sorted the basics, you’re ready to have some team building fun! Here are some of our best options for your enjoyable and interactive virtual team building activities.
Top Virtual Team Building Events to Try Now
Online TV Game Show Experience
Spend an hour delving into a nostalgic TV show you all love, thanks to our professional actors that make you relive some amazing challenges from the best series your team will love.
One of the best pub activities out there – the quiz night returns in a virtual format. Get your team to compete in a trivia game with various themes and challenges.
From cocktail making to life drawing or discovering watercolour painting, our creative team building activities feature expert instructors and special props and supplies that we can deliver to your teams directly. Everyone will learn a new skill and have fun in the process, also getting the opportunity to chat and get to know each other better.
Inspiration from the Best
How about “lunch and learn” formats? We may not all be able to get together, but that doesn’t mean each team mate can’t have lunch while listening to an inspirational speaker we will source for you.
Plain Old Fun
If you’re just looking for a way to relax and have fun, there are some great options out there. We can organise a virtual magic show, a dance party or a wine tasting… or mix and match these! Depending on your team’s interests, we can also add more liveliness to a party by dropping in a caricature artist who will create personalised sketches for each team member.
We know everyone loves a cooking show… so get your team to star in one by having them compete individually or in teams, completing cooking challenges. We provide ingredients and even an extra bottle of wine to add to the fun.
How about organising a company wellness hour with a break for yoga or Pilates? We can provide mats with your company logo and arrange for an instructor to deliver your courses whenever suits your schedule.
Conclusion – Don’t Let Distance Get in the Way of Great Team Building
Despite the difficulty of getting together to organise fun and memorable activities, the option of virtual team building has created the perfect solution to teams feeling isolated and cut off from each other. Whether you’re bringing back the sparkle into an existing team or trying to get new colleagues to bond, our top picks for team building events which can be held online are sure to help you forge a stronger, more cohesive team.