Globalisation has brought a rise in the global mobile workforce. Even before Covid19, it was estimated that remote workers would increase to 43% of the global workforce by 2023. Team effectiveness has the same principals, whether remote or working face-to-face. Remote teams have added challenges when it comes to effective communication, motivation, shared culture and connectedness. An effective team is guided by a capable leader who establishes the rules of play and the communication channels that foster positive team dynamics even when working from home.
Even when each team member is working from home, team building activities can be useful to connect and have fun together, as well as, build on vital soft skills that are important for remote teams to be effective. Take a look at these popular team building activities for virtual teams.
Establishing effective communication protocol and choosing the right communication tools is essential. Beyond connecting to communicate about work-related matters, remote teams must find ways to have fun together to develop shared culture and connectedness. We have developed a range of team building activities that bring remote employees together. Our team facilitates these solutions through a live video stream. Our award-winning technology fuelled engagement tool, Go Team takes on a new face with Go Remote. With customisable quizzes, photo and video challenges, the often hilarious gameplay will engage all members of your remote team, encourage a spirit of collaboration and connectedness. And, did you know that our popular Colour Assessment is available for virtual teams? This helps your teams to get to know each other in a remote setting. For a truly engaging experience, resolve a Mexican murder in a 3D hacienda with CSI La Hacienda. Or take off on a virtual round the world adventure with your team with Race Around the World. Participants will virtually visit different countries and complete fun tasks related to their chosen destination. Challenging quizzes and puzzles are sure to engage everyone while they expand their collective knowledge. There is now also an end-of-year themed team building programme with plenty of cultural party challenges, read more at Race Around the World - Festive Edition.
Expand your team's creativity by stepping them outside their regular daily lives and into a world of make-believe. For an entertaining and engaging experience, let our facilitators guide your team over live video stream to create a movie together, paint a branded picture or recreate your organisation's logo with their own pictures. We apply our year's of expertise delivering creative team building activities to virtual team building. Our facilitators will be online, guiding the action and sharing the laughs all the way!
CSR-infused team building has been proven to be impactful as it adds an element of empathy. Empathy helps teams to feel more deeply connected as they work towards a greater good. IMPACT Online is our most popular virtual CSR team building activity. Teams are guided through the 5 stages (awareness, education, impact, action and commitment) and automatically make impacts as they go, leaving a sustainable mark on the world. Another virtual experience where teams make impacts is Summit Challenge, where teams climb a mountain and make donations at each camp's final checkpoint until they ultimately reach the summit.
Musical events are emotional, thought-provoking and rewarding. Through immersion in the musical process, people switch their brains into a different mode, firing new neurological connections as new skills are explored. We have designed a range of musical team building activities specifically for remote teams. Imagine your team performing the Haka together remotely guided by our expert facilitator over live video stream. Hilarious! Sing together as a choir from the comfort of your home office. Exhilarating! Did you know that rhythmic sound has the power to synchronise brain waves boosting interpersonal interactions? Try our remote team body rap activity. Synchronising!
Healthy workers are happier and more productive. A common complaint of remote workers is they work more hours, don't take breaks and have a little clear distinction between home and work-life balance. Our remote wellbeing programs include guided meditation which can be easily enjoyed from any device, any time, anywhere. Give your team the tools to be better equipped to deal with life's ups and downs, through the skills and practice that meditation brings. For something lively, try Quickfire Wellbeing! This energy-boosting game with a variety of timed fitness workouts, wellbeing quizzes and comical remote team video challenges is suitable for all levels of ability.
Virtual team learning gets a boost with our selection of business games. Our ground-breaking team game, Peak Performance Online in which a team guide an expedition up Everest is also available to teams with members working from home. Through this program, your team will develop a greater understanding of what it means to be an agile, high performing team! To enhance strategic planning and teamwork with your remote team, try Digital Global Innovation Game. And, for an explosive iterative learning experience ask us about the virtual version of our ground-breaking team building activity The Infinite Loop.
We also have a range of quick icebreakers and energisers that you can utilise in your daily online meetings to keep your team motivated and engaged. Get in touch we'd be happy to share some ideas with you.