5 Online Team Buildings Ideas You Can Try at Work

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(Newswire.net — December 21, 2020) — The pandemic changed a lot of things, and the majority of businesses decided to go online. The idea itself is excellent, but working from home could feel a bit solitary. Luckily, there are many ideas you can try to get to know your online team better and form strong friendships. Not to forget that you will work better as a unit.

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Without further ado, let’s dive in and discover new fun activities for your online team to do!

Play trivia

Trivia games are super fun and a great way to get to know your team members. Believe it or not, you can find a lot about personal interests and hobbies outside the work by playing this type of game with your work friends. 

There are online services that create themed trivia quizzes and send them out every week. Keep a scoreboard and announce a winner every month. Meanwhile, your team members will have something to be excited about, and you can even discuss the questions or suggest future topics. 

Start a book club

Having a book club can make your fellow team members read more and practice their critical thinking. So if you are a bookworm, think about starting a book club. Pick a title every month and share it with the rest of the club. There shouldn’t be many rules, but each member has to read the book to participate in the discussion. You should select shorter books in the beginning. Then you can meet online at the end of every month and discuss the book.

Movie night

Since the beginning of the global pandemic, many online communities have started organizing movie nights for their members. This idea can work for your remote team as well. Make a weekly poll with movie suggestions and let the team decide what they want to watch. Make sure you select a streaming platform everyone can access, or stream it in the conference room. Don’t forget to keep the chat window open so your team can leave comments during the movie. 

Two truths and a lie

If you are looking for engaging ice breaker activities, this might be the one. You can do it during the breaks, and everyone can participate. Set up a meeting in the conference room and ask the participants to tell two truths about themselves and one lie. The others should guess which statement is not true. Plus, you can turn it in the competition as well. Keep a scoreboard and announce the person who made the most guesses. 

Office MTV Cribs

MTV Cribs was a beloved show that allowed everyone to peek into the celebrity mansions. It has been off the air for some time now, but your remote team can revive it. Each team member can create a video of their home, so the rest of you will get a small virtual tour. Once again, it is a great team-building idea because you will get to know the person better and learn about the place they spend most of their time. 

Watch one video every morning before the work starts because it will cheer everyone up right away, and your team will have plenty of things to talk about throughout the day.