Team Building in a Virtual Environment
You want to make sure you all stay connected and have that bond that is so important to be successful and thrive day to day.
Here is a list that @ Janet Mendez helped me pull together to make our team bonding a priority.
I can definitely tell you that #11 "Who Da Baby?" was the team's favorite!
- This or That
- Virtual Team Building Bingo
- We get a bingo board for the month of goals like completing a sprint before huddle, no flagged cards by Thursday, etc. The team must get a line
- Tiny Campfire
- Before the event, the team gathers a s’mores kit that includes graham crackers, mini marshmallows, Hershey chocolate, and a tiny tealight campfire. Then, on “camp day” your team members log in to a video conference room for 60 minutes of trivia or client horror stories.
- Lightning Scavenger Hunt Activities
- To do this activity with remote teams, invite your coworkers to a virtual meeting and start firing off clues like “cuddle your pet”, “show a dictionary” or “get your favorite mug.” The first person to complete each clue gets a point. You can score by groups too.
- Blackout Never Have I Ever
- To play: All players start with their cameras on. The host states something like “never have I ever joined a zoom call with pajamas on”. Players who have not done this, turn their cameras off while those who have left their cameras on.
- Something in Common
- One of the quickest virtual team-building activities you can play is Something in Common, which is a challenge that encourages your remote employees to learn more about each other. For this game, assign your people into small groups and then have each group identify the three most unique things they have in common. For example, a group might find a common love for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, experience with childhood violin lessons, and a disdain for fiery Cheetos. If you want to do multiple rounds then you can make the virtual activity more challenging by removing broad categories like movies, books, and food.
- Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
- For one month in the quarter, the team picks a Healthy Lifestyle Goal to all work towards. One month the challenge can be to drink a certain amount of water each day, and another month might be taking a walk every day. We could also offer a prize to those who complete the challenge.
- Typing Speed Race (Competitive)
- The race is a way to show off your lightning fingers, and also a great way to develop one of the most important remote work skills: typing quickly and accurately.
- The challenge can essentially be any activity to see who can do it the fastest.
- Forensic Sketch Artist
- Split your coworkers into teams. Tell participants there was a series of robberies last night. Luckily, each team has a witness who saw the robber’s face before narrowly escaping the scene. Create a face with a random face generator. Show one person per team the face of the “robber”.Have the person who viewed the face describe it to their team. Other members must sketch the face based on the description. After ten minutes, collect the portraits. The portrait closest to the original face wins!
- Personality Tests
- Complete a personality test and discuss the similarities and differences between team members. https://teambuilding.com/blog/personality-tests
- “Who da baby?”
- All participants send you a baby photo. Photos from around 2 – 3 years old are best because you will see more distinct features and not just a 6-month bundle of joy. Post the images in a shared Google Doc. Each player makes a list guessing who the baby might be. Collect the answers, grade the scores, and announce the winners.
Let me know if you try any of these out or if you have any other ideas for virtual team-building!
As we wrap up the week, it's important to close out Friday knowing you got the most important things done. But how do you maintain focus on those things, especially when Friday afternoon creeps up? I love to map out my tasks on the Eisenhower matrix. It looks like this: View full-sizeDownload How do you stay focused on the most important things?? Let me know in the reactions and comments! ❤️ = I also use the Eisenhower matrix!👍 = it's all about the checklists for me💡= color coding is my lifesaver🤔 = post it notes or whiteboards for life🥳 = something else (let us know in the comments!)
🚀 The countdown has begun, and planning is already off to the races for 🎉IMPACT Live this October 2-4th! I couldn't resist sharing this breathtaking picture of the city's inspiring charm, and for those of you who don't know me and my undying fascination with clouds! ☁️💙 . At IMPACT Live, you will be surrounded by innovators, visionaries, and creatives, leading in their respective spaces, and potentially a few cloud enthusiasts like myself. Click the link to learn more, and I hope to see you there.😁👋🏽 View full-sizeDownload
Hello Everyone! 👋🏽 Sending a quick reminder of the upcoming Speed Networking Event that with the community in attendance, is sure to be an awesome experience. We had a couple people to join our last event and we are looking forward to connecting even more with new and old faces. Click on the link to register. Let's make it a date! 🤝🎉Time: June 7th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST.Duration: 45 minutes
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