Remote Work & Virtual Team Building
The Difficulties of Remote Work
With the sudden arrival of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, most teams have had to quickly adapt to remote work, and working from home has now become the norm.
However, when your team is working in different locations, the physical distance of remote work makes it difficult to bring teams together. With no daily face-to-face interaction, it can be hard to get the same level of connection as you would in-person, in the office. And this can lead to loneliness, disengagement, disconnection, and reduced productivity.
Hence, businesses need to find an effective way to help team members bond, collaborate and connect with each other whilst working remotely, so that they can keep staff engaged and productive when working from home.
What is Virtual Team Building?
Virtual team building is a great way to make remote teams feel more connected when they can’t physically be together and helps build stronger relationships between colleagues.
Virtual team building involves remote employees taking part in group activities, games, or challenges which are conducted online using a laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone via technology such as virtual meeting software platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Through shared experiences, virtual team building encourages bonding and trust. Virtual team activities reduce physical separation to combat isolation and help teams work better together to foster communication, understanding, and respect. This helps form a successful team with a greater sense of wellbeing and happiness, which, in turn, benefits your business.
Benefits of Virtual Team Building
Benefits of virtual team building include:
- Strengthen relationships
- Keep employees connected
- Improve communication
- Improve teamwork and collaboration
- Boost motivation and morale
- Boost engagement
- Increase productivity and efficiency
- Reduce loneliness and isolation
- Improve employee happiness and job satisfaction
4 Best Virtual Team Building Activities
Here are ClueGo’s top 4 virtual team building activities that will strengthen your remote team.
1. Virtual Quiz Show
Engage and connect remote employees with our virtual quiz show, fully hosted by one of our team building experts via Zoom.
You and your teammates will take part in a series of fun, competitive, and action-packed trivia, games, and challenges including puzzles, memory tests, multiple-choice questions, and video clips.
Simply download our app to your smartphone and play the quiz from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual quiz is the perfect way to boost morale and strengthen relationships between colleagues.
2. Globe Trotters
Globe Trotters is a virtual game focused on teamwork, competition, and communication. You will travel a virtual world with your team and compete to collect all stamps for your passport. This game is fully managed by our expert host via a video call and played using our interactive app.
Teams are set a series of tasks that require a high level of investigation, information sharing, and problem-solving skills. You must crack clues related to a location you are virtually visiting, and only once you have solved the clue, you can progress to the next destination to try to be the first to travel across the globe.
3. Go Remote
Go Remote is our flexible and fun virtual team building game in which you and your colleagues complete a variety of daily challenges.
Every day employees will be tasked to solve 5 challenges, including trivia questions, brainteasers, virtual reality tasks, multiple-choice, puzzles, and photo and video tasks.
Connect your team with exciting tasks for between 1-4 weeks as colleagues compete against each other to rise to the top of the live leaderboard.
Simply download the app to your smartphone and play at any time, anywhere in the world, with as many players as you need.
4. Step It Up
Step It Up motivates employees to be more active and promotes a healthy way of learning. Team players will have to walk a certain distance to unlock a challenge. The app measures your steps, and when you reach your target number of steps, the next challenge is unlocked.
Step It Up can be played anywhere outdoors, which makes it the perfect game to get remote workers out of their desk chair and into the fresh air. Teams can also collaborate to reach the top of the leaderboard, which improves employee wellbeing and team engagement for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Book Your Free Demo
Get in touch with us today for more information about any of our virtual team building activities, or book a demo to experience our fantastic virtual games and learn more about their benefits for your remote team.