When your team is never in the same room together, you have to take a different approach to team-building; luckily, online team-building requires only a few things.
Not everyone is well-equipped for a remote work environment. It can get lonely, and some people can feel disengaged, which ultimately leads to an unproductive team.
Online team-building activities can help these team members get out of that rut, and ignite enthusiasm. Like the usual team-building activities, its virtual counterpart promotes skills improvement like communication, collaboration and problem-solving, while also encouraging friendships as well as building trust.
Conducting a team-building event online can be easy and inexpensive as long as you have the essentials sorted out.
Essentials for Online Team-Building Activities
Online team-building activities are low-cost and do not require a lot of equipment. Aside from the internet and computer, all that you need are:
- A designated time (and a time limit)
- A conferencing or video-chatting program, such as Zoom, Skype or Google Meet
- A screen-sharing or collaboration program, like Slack or Google Docs
- The facilitator, who is typically the project or team manager
- Creative and engaging group activities
To make online team-building successful, you have to invest in it by regularly scheduling fun group games and exercises for your team. Businesses that invest in team-building for their people cultivate a creative and productive workforce.
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Online Team-Building Activity Ideas
Your online team-building efforts may go to waste if the activities are not engaging enough for your team. Organise games and exercises that can offer unforgettable shared experiences, which can be a foundation for trust and friendship.
We recommend these fun team-building exercises drawn from our activity database that you can use for your next virtual team meeting. Enjoy browsing to your heart’s content.
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