Try These Team Building Ideas for Results Without Leaving the Office
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or an office of eight, team building is important—even Jeopardy! superstar Ken Jennings knows that. Fostering closer bonds, polishing up your teamwork, and simply getting some face time together makes your group happier and more efficient.
But that face time doesn’t need to be face-to-face time. Sometimes you need to connect people in different places for one team building activity—and we can help.
Among the thousands of team building activities we run every year, we offer some hunts and games as virtual team building activities—video-conferenced games with a professional Watson Adventures event host leading you every step of the way. Our hilarious, fast-paced Trivia Slam games can be played almost anywhere and with as many teams in as many places as you need. And the twist-filled Murder by Team Building Game was built from the ground up to accommodate a virtual activity.
Here are a few great reasons to organize team building activities for virtual teams.
People who have never met still get to experience something together
For a bi-coastal company, or a corporation with far-flung offices, arranging for multiple teams to meet in one place can be difficult—if not practically impossible! That’s a lot of schedules to sync up.
Connecting different groups by video conference and playing a team game together can be just as rewarding as being in the same room, and infinitely easier to arrange.
Virtual team building activities can include more people
Sure, we’ve run scavenger hunts and games for groups as large as 500 or so people, but those require serious venues and events. Connecting teams for a virtual trivia game or murder mystery puzzle does away with all that—suddenly you can link up anyone and everyone. That’s every member of your team, no matter how many there are, working together and having fun together.
Virtual team building activities can be better for the environment
These days, the carbon footprint of a corporate event that involves flying in co-workers from all over the country, or all over the world, is nothing to sneeze at. Give the earth a break with a virtual team building activity.
They’re cost effective, too
Instead of springing for airfare, lodging, food, drink, venue, and so much more, you can get your team together virtually and enjoying a Watson Adventures team building game for far less money. That means you can enjoy even more team building activities throughout the year, which will bring your team even closer together.
And weather won’t be a problem
We have a few options for weather-proofing your corporate events, but virtual team building activities take the cake. You don’t need to worry about travel delays, a rained-out event, or the time of year. Whatever the weather’s doing outside, you’ll be stress-free, solving a virtual murder mystery inside.