Virtual team building activities to level-up your remote team

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What is Virtual Team Building?

Virtual team building is a method to bring remote teams together and create a work environment that mimics a co-located office environment. It allows the entire team to become familiar with one another and create meaningful relationships that leave all members feeling more valued and satisfied.

Why is virtual team building important?

The physical distance of remote work can quickly turn into emotional distance, so it’s important to create a comfortable team culture that virtual workers can rely on.

Virtual Team Building Games and Activities

To start, I have listed 7 virtual team building ideas that require a video element.

Video Related Activities:

1. Virtual Team Meetings

  • One thing that can be improved?
  • One thing that’s been going on with them personally?
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Non-Video Related:

8. Coffee Session

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Who Benefits From Virtual Team Building?

Whether your team is partially remote or fully remote, virtual team building is essential in building a strong foundation for your company.

What Do You Need For Virtual Team Building?

Virtual team building doesn’t require much, but there are a few things you will need.

A Leader

Designate a leader to facilitate the team-building exercises, such as a project or team manager. This person should encourage team members to participate and should communicate clearly the tasks and activities that will take place. They will be responsible for managing the tasks and events that will take place.

Time

Set aside dedicated time for virtual team building. It is important that each member gives their undivided attention during team building activities so that members don’t come off as uninterested or uninvolved.

Collaboration and Screen-Sharing Tool

Considering that virtual face-to-face contact is essential to many of the activities that I have listed above, it is important that you get a tool that allows you to screen share and collaborate with team members. That way, everyone can be present and contribute to virtual meetings.

Conclusion

Remote teams may not get the same face-to-face contact that collocated office employees get, but that doesn’t mean they have to be disconnected from one another.

What else?

Team building activities allow virtual team leaders and managers to become familiar with each employee’s talents and skills, making for more efficient task delegation.

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