Whether in the office or at home, full-time employees spend around 2000 hours a year working with coworkers, which is why relationships with team members are significant. These relationships can be strained when the team works from home and doesn’t see one another regularly. Team building events are an excellent way to bring team members from all over the world together, and create a sense of organizational community.

Benefits of team building events:

Team-building events have always been important for boosting workplace productivity, instilling a sense of camaraderie and cooperation, and taking the company to new heights. 

Virtual team-building events have taken precedence; they have kept employees motivated, positive, and connected during the pandemic. The trend continues as companies look for ways to foster better employee communication and boost their morale.

Virtual team-building events can be group games and exercises through online platforms like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. The idea is to get everyone together and use activities to break the ice. Organizers seek to achieve this by arranging virtual cooking workshops, wine-tasting sessions, virtual campfires, and fitness classes.

How to organize a team-building event:

  • Set clear goals: You must define what you want to achieve through the team-building event. Is it to foster better communication among remote employees or boost their morale? Cooking workshops, for instance, are excellent at facilitating cooperation and collaboration, while wine-tasting sessions are perfect for breaking the ice and starting conversations among strangers.
  • Be creative: Avoid activities that are mundane or boring, and choose activities that encourage play, conversation, and laughter. Unusual, out-of-the-box activities often attract more participants. Try to make it creative so that it appeals to the participants. 
  • Date of the event: You need to choose a date for this event that will be convenient for most of your employees. Before deciding on the date, ask for input from employees to select a timeframe that will work for everyone. After choosing a date, send occasional fun and funny reminders, and hint at the excitement in store. 
  • Design the activities: When you have clear ideas about your teams’ skills and abilities, you can identify which games and exercises to include as part of your company’s virtual team-building program. Make sure everyone on the team has access to the necessary equipment for participating in the event. To ensure maximum attendance, you must ensure that all employees have a working microphone, webcam, and uninterrupted connectivity. The event needs to be interactive to keep everyone engaged, so spend time researching which events allow maximum entertainment, involvement, and learning.

Virtual team-building events are as exciting as they come. By using Rockoly to help you organize the events, you can ensure that your employees will never forget the fun and keep them asking for more.

For more ideas Rockoly is always happy to help your team connect through Virtual Team Building Cooking Classes, Wine-Tastings or Virtual Happy Hours.

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.