It’s 2020 folks and we are all locked up inside our homes and surviving on eating fries and watching friends all day. This is apart from work obviously. No one ever thought that a situation like this would arise where our pet will see more of us and rejoice but our colleagues will only be connected by email and calls. A team-building exercise can work wonders here to increase employee engagement.
The handshake is now a hello from five feet away. Work from home has become the new normal. Going to the local subway restaurant to grab your favorite ham & cheese sandwich is the new dare.
In times like these, staying connected with the people you love or work with is even more important. Often, lack of connectivity results in a lack of productivity. Each person is fighting this COVID19 in their way. Hence to make your day a little more happening, we present you with a list of games and tasks for effective team bonding and fun at work. Most importantly, its virtual so not at all risky.
#1 Among Us
Who knew we would be hosting a session of Among Us to chill after a tiring day at work. Today this game is among the top5 downloads on the Google Play store and it is being liked by everyone due to its simple yet interesting gameplay. 10 people are there in a spaceship and one among them is a murderer. The aim is to find the murderer obviously until he/she kills you all. Sounds interesting, right?
#2 Caption the Picture
Send a picture to everyone and ask them to describe it in the form of innovative captions. The best caption wins a reward like a Spotify subscription or a pack of donuts. A compelling task that can also be uploaded to your social media and can instantly increase your engagement and brand image.
#3 Show Your Talent Session
Everyone has an artist hidden inside them waiting for the right platform to deliver. Host a show your talent session with your teammates on zoom and see how you are introduced to the never seen before sides of your colleagues. A winter evening, Hotel California on an electric guitar, and smiling faces is all you need for a happy end to your week.
#4 Guess the Picture
Ask all your colleagues for their childhood pictures. Share one each day and ask everyone to guess it. It is like Among Us but we are sure everyone will have a great time guessing who this cute boy could be Among Us?
#5 Monthly Movie Night
Popular streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Video have started this innovative feature called watch party. You can create a watch party and share a link with everyone. Now you all can watch a movie together virtually. It even allows you to comment via a dedicated chatbox. We recommend you to avoid spoilers in chatbox though.
You can also think of other team-building exercises. What it does is, it starts involving your employees working from a remote environment. It allows us to know each other better and stay happy. A happy employee will always deliver more than is expected. Create a good team bonding plan start enjoying.