Building a connection between co-workers through team building used to be far more simple and direct. Everything from collaborating in person to chatting over lunch and going out for happy hour was possible.
Even with so many options to stay virtually connected - through platforms like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts, we need to be a lot more creative with how we encourage team building. To make it easier for you, here are 3 fun and easy ideas to keep your team connected and engaged as we continue working from home:
#1 – SHOW AND TELL
Rather than just a regular Zoom check-in, why not try Show and Tell where each employee shares something from their home and explains why it’s important to them? It gives everyone an opportunity to showcase things they are passionate about (hobbies, prized positions, etc.) and is a fun way to get to know co-workers even better.
#2 – SCAVENGER HUNT
Make a list of household items people need to gather on a video call in real time. You can break people up into smaller teams or have individual players compete to gain the most points.
How it works: the assigned facilitator announces the item and the teams or individuals turn off their camera and search their homes for the item. First one back gets 10 points. Anyone else who shows the item gets 3 points. First one to reach ___ points wins!
This gets everyone up and moving for some fun and friendly competition.
#3 – SKYPE THE DISHES
Invite team members to share their favorite, easy recipes and pick one person to demonstrate it live – just like a cooking show. You’d be surprised how many amateur chefs you have in your midst. Not only do you get to try out new recipes, but you can also treat it like a virtual dinner party by including some games and engaging conversation centered around a delicious meal.