With remote work becoming a standard workforce setup, companies may worry about the team dynamics of their employees. Concerns about their ability to work harmoniously together may occur as there is little to no face-to-face interaction with each other. When teams are not able to collaborate, it can affect their work and the company’s operations.
One way of promoting teamwork and collaboration is to encourage employees to participate in team building activities. Companies employing remote workers may not be able to offer in-person corporate social gatherings, but it doesn’t mean employees cannot interact, have fun, and socialise with each other. Online teambuilding activities are now on the rise to provide companies with a way to improve communication, boost morale, and build relationships among employees, regardless of their location.
There’s an abundance of online teambuilding games available, so it can be hard to select which one’s ideal for your team. To help you choose a virtual team building activity, we’ve compiled a list of available virtual games with information about how they are played.
1. Virtual Treasure Hunt
Virtual treasure hunts are online games where players are grouped into teams to go on fact-finding missions and tackle challenges to find the hidden treasure. Players go on a virtual journey to track missing items while unraveling puzzles and riddles. The first team to get to the final prize wins. This virtual game is a fun and challenging way to promote teamwork amongst your employees. It requires them to use their problem-solving skills to solve puzzles to get to the next clue – better put your thinking caps on!
Making Teams has three virtual treasure hunt themes you can choose from. You can follow Marco Polo’s expedition from his homeland to the lost city of Xanadu to find Kublai Khan’s treasure. Go on a globetrotting race with your team and the one and only Indiana Jones to recover a lost item you’re looking for. Travel to various Singapore locations to hunt for a spy threatening the city with a terrorist attack. Filled with challenging tasks, our virtual treasure hunt activities will keep you on your toes as you get closer to the final clues.
2. Virtual Amazing Race
Ready, jet set, and go (virtually) as you battle other teams and race around the globe, and become the first one to reach the finish line. You’ll be given a specific time to complete the race, which is made up of themed challenges you need to solve and complete. Teamwork is required in this Amazing Race activity as you will race against time to pass each online game before the other teams.
Like our virtual treasure hunt activities, our Amazing Race activities are available online in five different themes – Worldwide, CNY, Xmas, and Halloween. Each game has unique challenges that promote team communication and collaboration in a more creative and exhilarating way.
3. Virtual Escape Room
For this game, you and your teammates find yourself locked in a virtual room. You’re required to find the clues inside each room to find out how to unlock each door. Work together to determine the meaning behind each hint and find your way out. A virtual escape room is an effective way to encourage your team to engage with each other. Individual teams should be able to put their heads together to solve the clues and break free.
Virtual Escape Rooms are also available in different themes to cater to our vast clientele in Singapore. Escape Sherlock Holmes’ office and put your sleuthing skills to the test. Discover the secrets of Egypt’s great pyramid while searching for your missing professor. Locked up in a cabin of a ship that’s boarded by pirates, you must find your way to rescue your shipmates and send a distress signal to get saved. Find a way to get to the roof and escape the horrors of a zombie-infested hospital. Our virtual escape rooms are the ideal team building exercise if you want to drive your team. Working together to break free from a locked room is motivation enough to work as a team.
4. Virtual Murder Mystery Online
The Virtual Murder Mystery Is a classic team building game where you must find out who committed the murder. Unleash your inner detective and gather essential clues to solve the murder. You’ll play three rounds with your team to deduce who the real culprit among your teammates. Personality cues are given before the first round so everyone can get into character.
In the second round, the team encounters a murder scene and is tasked to investigate. In the final round, you and your team must determine who the murderer is to win the game. This online teambuilding activity brings out each team member’s acting skills. Besides their ability to look for context clues, this game also determines how much the team know each other.
Enjoy Online Teambuildings with Making Teams
Working as a whole unit is essential, especially when you are part of a team. Remote work can sometimes affect the way team members engage with each other. However, with the help of virtual team building, companies with remote employees can improve their communication with each other. Distance won’t be an issue if you have a stimulating virtual team activity in which everyone can enjoy and participate. These types of team building exercises have helped remote team members work as a team, boost their creativity, and build their trust.
Making Teams is a team building company in Singapore that provides firms with remote employees the opportunity to have fun together through online team building activities. If you have a remote team working for you, it’s time to organise a virtual team building activity with us! Contact our team to book a demo of our virtual games.