What is Virtual Team Building?

If your team is bored of the standard virtual zooms or teams meetings that businesses have put in place since 2020, then you need to level up and try our virtual team building. Virtual team building should not be boring, and with our range of virtual team building and virtual escape rooms, there is now no excuses. 

Should your team be sitting in front of their computer screen bored? No they shouldn’t, they need to be inspired so that they are more productive and skilful. The good news is that our virtual training can be done on any screen sharing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Team-viewer, and the rest. This means you don’t have to download anymore software and can use something your team is comfortable with. 

The Science Of Virtual Team Building

A 2020 study by Fundera says that even before the pandemic hit and forced work from home, there were over 5 million employees in the US working from home half the time anyways. 

It’s also estimated that two thirds of managers who offer flexibility and remote work see more productivity from their work from home staff. Further studies from Atlassian show that teams with an openwork style are 80% more likely to report higher emotional wellbeing. With this being said it is apparent that working from home is here to stay in many organisations, and virtual team work and virtual team building will only grow. 

The studies also show that effective communication is the key to making it work. Some of the negative issues of working from home or virtually is that some workers find their work invisible, and they have issues of navigating new barriers to collaborate, such as having less access to their managers, amongst other issues. How do we solve these issues? With the correct virtual team building. 

 

Virtual team building solves issues

So virtual team building has to be strategically designed to engage, inform and inspire your workforce. It also has to reenforce a shared team identity, something that you get when you are working with your team in person. Some examples of the virtual team benefits are below. 

  1. Virtual team building reminds everyone in the organisation that they have a team around them and gives them important time with their colleagues. This can stop any negative emotions from cropping up such as isolations, loneliness or the feeling of being unsupported by the organisation. 

2. Virtual team building activities help bring out excitement, fun, and healthy competition to the virtual workforce with engaging games and tasks that would be harder to replicate, and more costly to do in person. 

3. Virtual team building is perfect for hybrid working, where the whole office can also play virtually online with the remote members of the team, so there is no hard rules saying that It has to be done with all staff being remote. 

4. Virtual team building gives workers that crave autonomy a perfect opportunity to gain trust from their managers and peers. 

Leadership is key to virtual team building 

Kirstin Sundin, a business scholar, who studies many organisations, found that transformational and visionary leadership can get remote engagement levels up to onsite engagement levels. Whether your team is temporarily or permanently working from home, you don’t have to be together in person to have fun and blow off some steam. 

Team building can increase communication and morale on any team since it’s a crucial part of an ongoing employee engagement strategy. Team building events are a great way to welcome a new colleague, celebrate surpassing your team goals, or just to get the team together. They let your employees socialize outside of a work environment, develop existing relationships, and get to know teammates they might not interact with regularly, which can improve workplace collaboration and increase team performance. 

The 5 main benefits of virtual team building

  1. Virtual team building improves productivity and strengthens the collective. 
  2. Promotes teamwork and ensures everyone gets a platform to communicate.
  3. Builds stronger relationships amongst team members.
  4. Improves communication and collaboration for all people involved.
  5. Reduces stress and improves employee wellbeing leading to better mental health. 

 

What are the best virtual team building solutions?

PROTRAINING offer many virtual team building options. We also have the best facilitators in Dubai and The Middle East to guarantee that they get the most out of your team. 

Our virtual team building is not just the mediocre programmes that are out there either. They are customisable to each organisation so they are unique to your team and your team only. They are facilitator led so that our experts can keep your teams engaged and excited always, as well as give them great structure and clarity on what your team needs to do. 

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn more about how virtual team building can work for you organisation.

See below for our full list of virtual team building. 

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