With the working model changing nowadays, some companies have opted to remain in the remote work setting. It may mean that businesses have to think of unique and creative ways to keep up work morale and ensure that employees are not having any difficulties in their day-to-day jobs. Virtual corporate events can be a great way for workers to let off steam and boost their spirit.
With that said, you can try the following exciting team-building activities at your next virtual corporate event:
1. Online Murder Mysteries
Murder mysteries are designed to improve communication between participants and are fun virtual events for work. Here, everyone will be reading and sharing clues to find the culprit. You can form different teams amongst employees and issue prizes to the teams that guess the killer correctly in the allotted time. It also encourages critical problem solving and leadership as team members will have to think outside of the box to solve the case.
You can find many virtual murder mysteries online that you can share with the remote team, or you can get creative and write your own.
2. Holiday Themed Virtual Events
You can put a festive spin on your virtual corporate event by giving it a holiday theme. If it is the Christmas season, you can play Secret Santa with colleagues or allow each person to share something special about the holiday they celebrate. This event allows everyone to know each other outside of what they do at work and deepen their bond in teams. You can even play games associated with that particular holiday so that everyone can join in the fun.
3. Online Open Mic Virtual Sessions
Open mic sessions allow employees to have some laughs or entertainment and get to know each other’s talents. Each member of the remote team has a chance to showcase their talent. Make sure the event takes place on a date that allows every participant enough time to prepare for their performance.
Open mic sessions could include people reciting poetry they have written, playing an instrument, doing magic tricks, or amateur stand-up comedy. It can help build confidence within team members and instill leadership qualities. It is also a great opportunity for everyone to develop good communication skills.
It’s a fun way to let loose, and you can add some fun awards to the event to make it more exciting.
4. Gif And Meme Competitions
Pictures are worth a thousand words, and with social media being so popular, GIFs and memes have become the best way to say a lot without saying anything. You can play ‘Guess the movie’ with gifs and memes where each member posts the movie title using only GIFs and memes, and team players have to guess what the movie is.
It’s a fun way to get teams to cooperate and be creative with how they describe movies. It’s an activity that is very simple to learn, and you’ll be able to get some great GIFs and memes out of this event for your collection.
5. Live Quiz Games
Guage how much you know about popular culture when you play themed trivia games. To make sure everyone’s interests are represented, you can first create a poll on what subject teams would like to have a trivia game on. Once teams have picked the topic, you can look for quizzes online that fit into the category or create a brand new one for employees to sink their teeth into.
Have a reward system for the winners to entice collaboration in teams and a friendly rivalry as they strive to win against other teams. This type of event tests your employee’s general knowledge, recollection, and memory. They can have fun while simultaneously learning new things about various topics.
6. Book and Movie Club Events
This one is for those who work in a literary business or have employees that enjoy reading a good book. Team members can talk about any book they are reading at the moment. They can give their reviews about the stories, characters, and themes. You can even go a step further by making these virtual book club events themed by reading romance one week and then thrillers the next or by reading books from one particular author.
With this, everyone’s tastes can be well represented, and members can discover more books for their own collections. If your team leans more on the cinephile spectrum and enjoys a good movie, you can replace the books for films. Everyone gets a chance to share their tastes and opinions. You may also allow team members to take part in a movie night. Everyone gets to pick a movie to watch and then have a discussion afterward.
You can enjoy yourself as you listen to everyone talk and share anecdotes about their favorite movies and characters.
7. Online Personality Testing
Online personality testing is another activity that can allow team members to get to know each other better. Each participant will take an online personality test that assesses their personality. This activity can help employees understand how each member operates and how to approach them when they need assistance.
It could also let team members easily spot who the natural leaders are in each team and who are more reserved and may need coaxing to get out of their shells.
Whether you opt for an online team game or a themed general knowledge quiz, virtual activities can allow even the shyest to come out of their shell. Such events let employees from different parts of the world have fun. Be sure to find activities that everyone will enjoy partaking in, and don’t alienate anyone during the event. Everyone should have a chance to participate. Doing so can help boost morale amongst your remote employees.