Motivate, Engage, Connect
Not just another Zoom call…
Virtual team building activities have soared in popularity in the UK over the past 12 months and continue to evolve and grow in 2021. Businesses throughout the UK 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, fun, interactive, and social virtual team building activities provide genuine benefits. They are also a perfect opportunity to engage and socialise with colleagues in a totally different way.
We have run remote team building activities throughout the UK and internationally since March 2020. As a result, we understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to virtual events. Fun, engaging, and social activities have always been at the heart of what we do. Virtual team building activities are no different. Although virtual events present new challenges, they also present new opportunities. They enable us to connect global teams seamlessly using technology, logistical know-how, and a positive can-do attitude.
Maintain morale; boost engagement!
Homeworking is fast becoming the new ‘normal’. 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. This makes 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. We believe virtual team building activities are no different.
How do virtual team building activities work?
All of the activities we offer are fun, engaging, and suitable for everyone. A dedicated facilitator hosts and runs each event from start to finish. Virtual events can be run using various video conferencing packages, although our preferred option is Zoom. For the app-based activities such as Arctic Survival, Virtual Murder Mystery, and Around the World we need to split the group into smaller teams. Zoom allows us to smoothly and easily manage the group and teams using the ‘breakout’ feature, providing you and the participants with the best possible experience.
In advance of your event, we will create an ‘event information’ document which will be sent to you (the event organiser). This can then be forwarded on 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 your event manager’s name.
Your dedicated event host will welcome everyone to the activity as they join the call on the day itself. They will then explain exactly what’s going to happen during the event. They will be on hand throughout the activity to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves and also to answer any questions people may have.
At the end of your remote team building event, your host will announce the results before bringing the event to a close.
No doubt you have plenty of questions and so we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions below:
Do people enjoy remote team building events?
Yes, absolutely! We have received great feedback from those taking part in the virtual events we offer. Virtual events provide a way for teams to have a little bit of fun with colleagues. It is also good for people to 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. 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.
What are your most popular virtual team building activities?
This is a tough one. The most popular challenges seem to change throughout the year. Our top three remote team building activities are currently Around the World, the brand new Arctic Survival virtual escape room, and our amazing virtual murder mystery – Manor House Murder!
What platforms do you use for virtual team building activities?
Our preferred platform is Zoom as we find it to be the most flexible and easiest to use for this type of event. Guests are able to join the event via a web browser and so there is no need for them to download the Zoom app if they would prefer not to. If you aren’t able to use Zoom, that’s no problem at all – we can use other platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Webex for example.
Is it possible for us to stay on the video call after our event has finished?
We get lots of clients asking if they are able to remain on the Zoom call once their event has finished so that they can chat with their colleagues. If we do not have another event taking place straight after yours (and using the same Zoom account) then we are more than happy to let you and your team stay not the call and socialise once your virtual team building activity has finished. If you would like to do this please mention it to us when you book and we will do our best to accommodate.
Can we have a few minutes at the start/end of our activity to welcome everyone and wrap up?
Yes absolutely – this is no problem at all. Please let us know who will be doing this and we will make sure they are let into the call early so that they can welcome everyone as they arrive. Our facilitator can also hand back to them at the end of your activity so that they can wrap up.