FLATTEN THE CURVE NOT OUR SPIRITS WITH REMOTE TEAMBUILDING
Remote Teambuilding is the new focus for teams across SEA. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 a number of companies, businesses, teams are quickly encountering not only the challenges and benefits of remote working firsthand, but also the team journey. However, one of the most challenging aspects companies often face when moving to a remote workforce is; how do we effectively build culture and connection when working in remote teams?
Remote-teambuilding with online facilitated group activities and team based learning programs for teams of all sizes, fun filled team building sessions are a great option to consider and manage. Contact us for ideas and solutions on how we can remotely engage your teams.
In addition to strong leadership, one of the most effective ways to build team morale remotely is to do virtual team building activities and online team building games. You can work with a third party services like Teambuilding Singapore, so heres are best and highly recommended remote teambuilding activities:
1.Rapid Scavenger Hunt
Try a Rapid Scavenger Hunt which is designed from the ground up to be fun, fast-paced and perfect for virtual team building. Via ZOOM teams can work in Breakout Rooms. To play, get your team on a virtual conference call and start firing off clues like “cuddle your pet”, “show a dictionary” or “get your favourite Tee shirt.” We then add in creative activities and quick rapid tasks..
2. Lego Serious Play: Virtual workshop
Lift your team members out of their heads, and into the curiosity zone with the LEGO® Serious Play® methodology. In this hands-on, minds-on workshop your remote teams will participate in a process designed to enhance innovation, creativity, collaboration and of course, to amplify curiosity.
Using LEGO they already have at home, or be sent a single LEGO® Serious Play® in the post prior to the workshop, your teams will be asked to use LEGO to explore a specific theme or in response to a critical challenge. The LEGO bricks work as a catalyst – and when used for building metaphors, they trigger processes that enable clarity of purpose, enhanced communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving and much much more. It is through curiosity we can explore and build pathways to new solutions.
3. Origami Zoo
Mail each of your team members a pack of origami paper, or have them cut squares from printer or notebook paper instead. Then, start building an origami zoo. Each day or each week, the organizer can teach the team a new origami animal. For example, you make cranes, frogs, penguins, bears, and a host of others. Team members can place the origami animals on the work desk, and build up a replica zoo over a few weeks or months.
4. Online Team Building Bingo
Online Team Building Bingo is a fun game you can play to engage remote workers. You start with a virtual bingo board that has a number of action items or accomplishments on it. For example, when you hear someone say “sorry, I was on mute!” you can mark that spot off on your board, and similar for “wearing pajama bottoms to a video meeting.”
5. Pub Trivia for Virtual Teams
Your team can’t go to the pub together, but they can still do pub trivia and similar virtual happy hour games. For these video conference games, invite everyone to a call and let them know they can bring a pint of their favorite brew; whether that beverage is tea, beer or wine. Then, a host organizes everyone into smaller teams and reads out questions. Participants must answer as a team, and each correct answer wins points. You can do themed trivia like Netflix shows, musical clues and science facts.
6. Green Fingers
You can channel that joy into effective virtual remote team building with our Green Fingers Challenge. For a one-month competition, have your team members plant and cultivate a “scrappy garden” from scratch. The competitors can sow seeds from fruit snacks, propagate vegetables and otherwise do what it takes to grow a garden. By the end of the month, two things happen.