Successful businesses understand the importance of team building. Team building fosters a sense of togetherness, resulting in a more cooperative workplace. The strong coworker connections developed through team-building improve collaboration and production.

Many companies have set strict deadlines to get their employees back to work. It’s easy to organize team-building activities in person, but what do you do when half of your team works remotely? Rockoly, one of the first companies to offer remote team-building, has added new hybrid cooking events that fit your workplace. Rockoly’s hybrid events meet the needs of companies with employees in the office and at home. 

What are hybrid team-building events?

Hybrid team development exercises are designed to keep teams well-coordinated and close. These games and activities have real-world and online portions, so office and home employees can participate in the team-building activity.

During these activities, some people may gather in one room while others participate from afar through video conferencing. It can also include two separate exercises with a common theme (one in the office and one through Zoom) so that both groups have a similar team-building experience.

How Do Rockoly’s Hybrid Team Building Events Work?

Rockoly has worked with many in-person locations worldwide, but most are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The chefs and event planners already part of Rockoly’s network will lead hybrid teams through tastings, cooking demos, and games, among other things.

All hybrid events have projectors, microphones, video cameras, and even one-on-one stations so that all on-site and off-site team members can be fully involved.

The most popular hybrid activity at Rockoly is making intricate and colourful charcuterie boards to go with beer or wine. Those who can’t be there in person but still want to participate in this workshop and others involved in food will get the ingredients ahead of time so they can do everything in sync with the people there.

Different Types of Hybrid Team Building Events

  • Hybrid / In-Person Happy Hour

A hybrid happy hour allows everyone to have fun while connecting as a team. Because we’re all yearning for a little more in-person connection, the hybrid happy hour hits the appropriate balance of meeting those desires while also making everyone feel at ease. Above all, you’ll be able to enjoy excellent cocktails together!

  • Hybrid / In-Person Culinary classes

Putting your employees through a cooking class can make them more productive and help your business grow. Hybrid/in-person culinary classes allow employees to cook while dining together, strengthening employee ties. These ties can move from the kitchen to the conference room, making it easier to solve problems, work together, and get things done.

  • Hybrid / In-Person Wine tasting

A hybrid wine tasting as a team-building activity is an excellent choice if you want to present your team with an out-of-the-box team-building activity experience. It’s a perfect opportunity to bring your remote team together and learn something new while having fun and making memories. 

Wrapping Up

One of the most common complaints by employees is that spending too much time in front of a screen makes it hard to focus and talk to co-workers. The hybrid team-building activities, on the other hand, allow virtual attendees to participate in tactile activities together from afar, engaging the audience and frequently solidifying a new ability or resulting in a memento that makes the activity more memorable, inclusive, and high impact.

Visit the Rockoly website for more suggestions on hybrid-team building events for employees.

Nicola Killops

Nicola Killops

Nicola is a former teacher and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now writes full-time, with her partner, Justin. Nicola loves food, music, travel, and is a proud human and pet mom.