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15 Unique Virtual Team Building Activities Your Employees would Love

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

1. Story Telling:

Corporate organizations are increasingly adopting narrative techniques to gain a better reach to their clients and also ensure that they remain engaged in the process. Brand identity and value can be better extended to your audience and spectators by enticing them into an imaginative world of fantasy and freedom. This is an effective way of greatly reducing the physical distance among virtual team members.

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2. Online Office Games:

Online Office Games are a combination of corporate workplace competitions for remote teams. These games are specifically curated to strengthen bonds among virtual team members, create amiability, build soft skills and encourage spirited teamwork. These light-hearted games serve as a great ice-breaker and make the members of the team get acquainted with each other and delve deeper into each other’s interests, thus relating at a personal level, which keeps the team spirit high.

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3. Eat & Engage:

The Eat and Engage concept has been proven to increase the concentration of remote employees attending a conference. Due to reduced human interaction and being stuck within four walls for days, boredom inevitably creeps in. Food is a wonderful way to capture the concentration of people, as delectable and appetizing dishes refresh a person’s body and mind and energize them, thus allowing them to listen to what is being delivered with a refreshed mind. Piquant food releases endorphins, which are hormones known for spreading feelings of positivity throughout the body. This will help the team focus on the content being spoken better.

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4. Hi on Food Challenge:

Wanna spice things up a bit and give this idea a twist? What about letting the members prepare food for themselves in a limited amount of time and then gathering everyone with their delicacies prepared over a video call and savoring it all down? Seems like a mini virtual picnic, isn’t it?

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5. Quiz Games:

An online quiz contest would be a great ice-breaker for remote teams! It sharpens the gray area along with being interactive and inclusive. This light-hearted activity would engage the team members in a joyful experience along with increasing their camaraderie,teamwork skills, and their ability to think precisely.

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6.Hi on Origami:

Origami is known to improve hand-eye coordination and also give inner peace to an individual. There are a lot of meditative benefits of Origami, such as giving a feeling of serenity to the person, settling down the disturbing thoughts in a person’s mind and inducing a sense of tranquility to the soul. With a relaxed and stable mind, it becomes easier to focus on the work at hand and be more productive and efficient.

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7. Musical Beat:

This is an innovative way to bring remote team members closer and strengthen their bond. Each member can compose certain lyrics, give a tune to it and perform the piece over video conference to his/her team members. This exercise allows people to delve into their creative side and tap their potential to doing something new. Music is something that is equally loved by all, something which mesmerizes people. Each person can take a turn writing and composing a small piece of their choice, and performing it to the rest of the team. This would lead to cohesiveness among the team members, which would in turn be beneficial in coordinating tasks assigned to them.

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8. GIGs for your Team:

It has been rightly said-Laughter is the best medicine. As we are confined to our homes in these unprecedented times, entertainment availing seems to be a far-fetched option. But not anymore! Show your remote team you care by showering some love on them in the form of comedy, song and dance performances and giving them a much needed break from the monotony of Work-From-Home. Get a stand-up comedian or a singer or a dancer to perform an act in his/her respective field of art, and live stream their performance to your remote team members, so that they get an opportunity to escape from the dullness of their confined life and entertain themselves to something majestic and exciting.

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9. Yoga & Meditation:

Meditation and asanas help rejuvenate the soul, and your team would feel more at peace with their surroundings, which would eventually lead to an increased efficiency in their work.

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10. Power Pilates:

Pilates brings the body and mind together, thereby contributing to increased body awareness and helping in stress management and relaxation.

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11. Dance & Zumba:

Zumba helps improve cardiovascular fitness and blood pressure, results in reduced fatigue and improved alertness and concentration.

Thus, your team would be able to approach tasks with a better perspective, which would not just make them sail through the problems smoother, but also leave them with a fulfilling experience!

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12. Zendoodle:

‘Art imitates Life and vice-versa’. Zendoodle or zen art is a calming process and can be used as a mindfulness technique. Employees experience several aspects of optimism, joviality and cheerfulness while engaging in this art form. It gives a serene feeling to the mind, thereby pacifying the internal disturbances and leaving the participant with a feeling of tranquility and peace.

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13.Team Wellbeing:

All employees have to face various degrees of disturbances in their workplace, be it office politics, or the failure to complete a project within the deadline. These disturbances dismantle the mind’s inner peace and become a hurdle in the path of efficient functioning of the employee. When several such employees come together to form a team, it results in a lot of disagreements as each member pours out their frustration within the team. Team wellbeing aims to bring the entire team on the same wavelength, thus ensuring a peaceful workflow, leading to increased unity. When employees feel fulfilled and rewarded, their efficiency increases, thus leading to better profits for the organization as well.

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14. Happiness Programs:

Every individual battles with their own struggles each day. Every employee carries on their head a tremendous amount of stress from their workplace. These often lead to depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings of worthlessness. Happiness Programs aim to bring optimism and joviality in the minds of the employees, so that they can feel appreciated for their work, and contribute more fruitfully to the organization. Happy employees ensure a healthy workplace environment.

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15. E-Programs:

E-Programs focus on the overall well being of employees ensuring that they continue to stay motivated, which in turn helps in increasing their efficiency and productivity. These programs help balance physical well being, emotional resilience and mental peace to ensure a serene mind, which increases the employees’ alertness and concentration. A mentally, physically and emotionally fit employee not just helps contribute to the organization’s growth, but also uplifts the mood of the people surrounding him/her.

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