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10+ Virtual Team Building Activities For Awesome Human Beings

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

"Remote teamwork feels disconnecting, even frustrating at times."


If that is something you agree upon, then this list of fun, personal, and therefore powerful exercises is FOR YOU.


Based on your current needs, it helps you take action and proactively foster your team's relationships.


Below you will find 10+ ways to get started and going. Let's go :)


1. „Whose Life Is It?“


What is it: „Whose Life Is It?“ is a fun activity for your teams/groups to get to know each other on a more personal and private level.


Benefits: Your team/group

- is able to connect on a deeper and more meaningful level

- can therefore build trust 

- practices to observe and interpret


Needed: 10 Minutes, depending on the size of the team (+ time to share), Photos

Full Tutorial: see below.





2. "The Picture Party"

What is it: „The Picture Party” is a way to spark meaningful conversations by using pictures as metaphors.


Benefits: Your team/group

- is able to communicate their mental status quo and wellbeing

- can therefore build trust and improve productivity

Needed: 10 Minutes, depending on the size of the team (+ time to share), Stock Photos

Full Tutorial: see below.



3. "5 Rituals for deep Connection"

What is it: 5 Rituals for deep Connection” is an overview of possible reoccurring events that have proven to be very helpful in building relationships in a digital era.


Benefits: Your team/group

- connect regularily on a personal level

- can build relationships even though being apart

Needed: 10 Minutes, depending on the size of the team (+ time to share), Stock Photos

Full Tutorial: see below.



4. "The Storytelling Formula"

What is it: "The Storytelling Formula" is a simple exercise to make your teams/groups share their needs and possible problems.


Benefits: Your team/group

- is able to communicate their deepest needs in a playful way

- can connect and build trust 

- practices to go out of the comfort zone


Needed: 5 Minutes (+ time to share), Paper, Pens

Full Tutorial: see below.



5. "The Appreciation Shower"


What is it: "The Appreciation Shower" is a super quick and powerful exercise to boost your team/group members' motivation.


Benefits: Your team/group

- gets a boost of motivation

- can connect deeply


Needed: 2 Minutes per team/group member 

Full Tutorial: see below.



6. "3 Prompts to Share and Connect"


What is it: "3 Prompts to Share and Connect" are a set of questions helping your team to start a personal conversation, and build trust.

Overview:

2:06 Activity 1: "2 Truths and 1 Lie"

3:15 Activity 2: "What If"

3:40 Activity 3: "Nobody knows"


Needed: About 5 Minutes per Activity

Full Tutorial: See below.


7. "3 Fun and Effectivity Boosters"

What is it: "3 Fun and Effectivity Boosters" are a set of activities that build on the principles above (trust, connection, and conversation) and, of course, fun. 


Overview: 

1:58 Activity 1: Create a Team Name 

4:06 Activity 2: Metaphorical Questions 

8:16 Activity 3: Use Emojis


Needed: About 5 Minutes per Activity

Full Tutorial: See below.



8. More prompts?!


For more prompts, check out this website: http://checkin.daresay.io or watch the tutorial here:



9. "3 Energizers" 


What is it: "3 Energizers" are simple ways to boost your people in a matter of seconds. I've used these activities remotely, live, even in large conference settings. They are my life savers.


Overview: 

3:21 Energizer 1: 1 to 6 method

4:07 Energizer 2: The Countdown

6:02 Energizer 3: Power Pose Silly Walk


Needed: About 1 Minutes per Energizer

Full Tutorial: See below.



10. "The Boat" 

What is it: The Boat is for clarifying the team's/group's superpowers and setting a common goal


Benefits: Your team/group

- creates a common goal

-      gets to know each other on a more personal level

-      explores and introduce the skillset of each other

- finds out about expectations for the project or new business endeavor

-      practices to go out of the comfort zone, boosts and keeps momentum. 

Needed: About 30 Minutes, Boat Visualization, Pens, Post Its

Full Tutorial: see below.




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Much appreciation! And till soon.

XXX, Hedi


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