Virtual Team Building
With the current pandemic and required physical distancing, there has never been a greater need for social connection. There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction, but with today’s distributed workforce, connecting through a screen is better than no connection at all. Using video conferencing technology, we create an atmosphere to mirror the “real thing” as closely as possible to bridge the social distancing gap.
How Does Virtual Team Building Work?
- Join the Video Conference Call
- One-On-One Conversations
- Small Group Interaction
- Large Group Engagement
We start with a video conference call for the whole company or department in one virtual “room.” Then we briefly break the group into one-on-one rooms to simulate water cooler conversations. Next, small groups of 4 to 6 people promote casual conversations and create teams. Finally, fun and games keep the whole group engaged. This formula is guaranteed to reenergize the entire team. Game On!
Virtual Team Building Options
Virtual Game Show
Based on popular TV game shows participants compete for “cash” prizes just like the real thing. These trivia-style games are fast-paced, easy to play, and exciting. Our enthusiastic Game Show host will energize the group while our support staff keeps everything running smoothly. Choose 3 to 5 games for 1 to 2 hours:
- The Price Is Right®
- Family Feud®
- Name That Tune®
- Wheel of Fortune®
Virtual Game Night
Our high energy host leads participants through three rounds of party-style games: Draw It, Say It, and Act It. In this modern twist to classic games, participants are encouraged to let loose and have some good old-fashioned fun.
- Draw It (similar to Pictionary®)
- Say It (similar to Taboo®)
- Act It (similar to Charades)
Our core focus is creating social connections through games. Ideally, that means hosting in-person events so participants can disconnect from their gadgets and reconnect in the real world. With our ever increasing distributed workforce, that’s not always possible.
Working remotely, we no longer have an opportunity for casual conversations near the water cooler, lunch with friends, or happy hour after work. These seemingly trivial interactions create our company culture and promote creativity and innovation.
A Gallup study of the world’s most successful organizations shows a culture of high employee engagement and social connection is the most productive environment for both businesses and employees. This leads to 21% higher profitability for organizations in the top quartile of engagement compared with those in the bottom.
Isolation (physical distancing) can also lead to loneliness (emotional distancing) and lack of productivity, but it doesn’t have to. With the advances in video conferencing technology, we can simulate (and stimulate) social connection through virtual team building and games.