Motivate, Engage, Connect
Not just another Zoom call…
Virtual team building activities soared in popularity in the UK during 2020 and continue to evolve and grow in 2021 as businesses throughout continue to adopt virtual team events to help engage and motivate their teams. At a time when face-to-face events just aren’t possible, and many people are finding themselves isolated, fun, interactive, and social virtual team building activities provide genuine benefits and an opportunity to engage and socialise with colleagues in a totally different way.
Having run virtual team building activities throughout the UK and internationally since March, we understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to virtual events. Providing fun, engaging, and social activities has always been at the heart of what we do, and virtual team building activities are no different. Although virtual events present new challenges, they also present new opportunities and enable us to connect global teams seamlessly using technology, logistical knowhow, and a positive can-do attitude.
With many people working from home for extended periods, businesses are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to motivating their workforce, keeping people engaged, and maintaining morale. We are proud to offer a series of fun and inclusive virtual team building activities that teams can take part in from the comfort and safety of their own homes, whether they be in the UK or further afield.
These activities are suitable for groups of 5, all the way up to 500 and beyond, making them perfect for individual teams or entire companies.
Whether used as standalone events or as part of a virtual away day, the virtual team building activities below are the perfect way to stay connected with your colleagues and add a little fun back into the working environment. Face to face team building activities have always been a brilliant way to build rapport and trust within a group, and virtual team building activities are no different.
How do virtual team building activities work?
All of the activities we offer have been designed to be fun, engaging, and suitable for everyone. Each event is hosted by a dedicated facilitator who will run your event from start to finish. Virtual events can be run using a variety of video conferencing packages although the most popular options are Zoom and Microsoft Teams. For the ‘app-based activities such as the Virtual Escape, Virtual Murder Mystery, and Around the World that require us to split the group into smaller teams, our preferred platform is Zoom. Zoom allows us to manage the group and teams smoothly and easily, providing you and the participants with the best possible experience. If you aren’t able to use Zoom, dont panic! We can work with other platforms too.
In advance of your event, we will create an ‘event information’ document which will be sent to you and can then be forwarded to all those taking part. This will contain all the information they need for the activity including timings, log in details for your video call, and the name and contact number of your event manager.
On the day itself, your dedicated event host will welcome everyone to the activity and explain exactly what’s going to be happening, before the activity begins. They will be on hand throughout the event to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves and also to answer any questions people may have.
At the end of your virtual team building activity, your host will announce the results before bringing the event to a close.
Do people enjoy virtual team building activities?
Yes, absolutely! We have received great feedback from those taking part in the virtual events we offer. People have found that virtual events have provided a way for them to have a little bit of fun with colleagues and take part in an activity that isn’t anything to do with their day-to-day roles. They also provide an opportunity for people to socialise (virtually) with people that they may not come into contact with, in the course of their normal working day/week.
How long do virtual team building activities last?
This will vary depending on which activity you choose but typically, virtual team building activities are a little shorter than traditional face-to-face events. We have found that anywhere from 1 – 2 hours works well and is a good length of time for everyone to be engaged in an activity.