Most of us are still working remotely, physically disconnected from our direct reports and peers. For many employees, the only contact they have with their colleagues is via Zoom or similar digital platform, and it’s almost certainly always shop-talk.
So how does an organization ensure that an effort is still made to encourage camaraderie and shared downtime among its employees?
Benefits of team-building activities:
Here are 5 activities to bring your teams together socially to encourage engagement and better teamwork:
What to expect: Participants will either be mailed a selection of wines or beer samples ahead of time. During the event, a professional sommelier or beer taster will guide the participants through the tasting experience.
This is a great way to get some friendly competition going. Consider hiring a professional trivia host to set up a virtual trivia game. Divide your group into teams small enough to encourage everyone’s participation, and be sure to request that the trivia questions reflect your group’s general knowledge base (while still challenging them). Why not throw in a prize for the team that comes out on top?!
What to expect: A zoom-type experience whereby everyone logs into a meeting hosted by the trivia expert. They’ll likely have a digital form through which teams will enter their responses and will guide your team through the experience. Trivia hosts are often lively, fun, and entertaining, so this is a great option for all kinds of groups.
These are just a few of the ways you can set aside some time for team-building during the pandemic.
For more tips on how to keep workforces engaged, talk to the workforce management experts at The West Egg Group.