Working remotely can take its toll on the connection between employees, but these exercises can boost morale and energy within a company.
USE VIDEO TELECONFERENCING PROGRAMS:All of the ideas we are sharing today will integrate nicely with the screensharing feature in programs like Zoom, Google Meet or Hangouts, and Facebook Messenger Rooms. Zoom might be the best choice for your company since the logins will not be associated with personal social media accounts.
KAHOOT! TEAMBUILDING EXERCISES: Kahoot! is a tool that allows hosts to make custom interactive tests with a score system that is shown onscreen after every question. Players log in remotely using their phone, tablet, or computer. This can be used to summarize an online training live with your staff in a fun way.
INTERACTIVE GAMES BY JACKBOX: JackBox Games are a series of party style games with a varying number of players that can all play remotely using a phone, tablet, or computer. Games include drawing games and trivia games. There are family-friendly filters for many of the games if you would like to use this with students.
PICTIONARY OR LIVE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS IN ZOOM: Zoom has a whiteboard feature that allows users to collaborate in making pictures. This can be used to play pictionary using terms from your industry or facts about your employees.
VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOMS: Here are a few examples of escape rooms available on the internet that can be worked together or in separate teams to see who can finish first: Harry Potter themed escape room and Minecraft themed escape room.
CHARADES: Participants act out on their webcam while everyone gets a guess.
All of these teambuilding exercises can be integrated into your online meetings using video teleconferencing programs. Please let us know in the comments below how your company is dealing with morale and remote work, and share your go-to teambuilding exercises for online meetings.