Remote work structures and virtual teams are increasingly becoming a common phenomenon in today’s business. Are you attempting to keep your team’s morale up while they are apart?
Remote teams that lack a strong sense of bonding can leave employees feeling underestimated. It can hamper efficiency and make it hard for teams to contribute successfully. The physical separation of remote work can rapidly transform into emotional distance, so it’s critical to create a comfortable team culture that virtual workers can depend on. Virtual team building exercises can be greatly effective in helping in four important ways.
1. Drive Engagement
Through virtual team building activities, teams come together to participate and get acquainted with one another better. They feel comfortable and safe with each other and are willing to show vulnerability, take risks, accept challenges, and find better approaches to work together and innovate.
2. Increase Productivity
For Virtual teams, it is essential to take a break and reconnect with co-workers over themes other than work. Virtual Team Engagements when facilitated over fun activities, fill these very needs. Combined with effective techniques, simple tools and engaging facilitation, Virtual Team Building can lead to closer-knit teams and elevated levels of collaboration, thereby leading to an increase in productivity.
3. Improve Communication
Virtual team building can help replace valuable in-person forms of communication that are missing from working remotely. It increases interactions and helps remote co-workers become acquainted with one another better, thus enhancing their communication and improving their collaboration skills.
4. More Accessible and Affordable
Overall cost of organizing a Virtual team building activity is much lower when compared to organizing an in-person team activity; thus making it more accessible for organizations. For continuous team engagement, organizations can now opt for virtual bite-sized engagements that are spread throughout the year.
Create a Strong Remote Team
Virtual team building not only improves team effectiveness, but can also induce laughter and influence light-hearted moments, bringing a much needed respite to the monotonous routines of a remote worker.
At Rush-A-Way we offer a variety of fun yet effective virtual team-bonding activities to help increase work place efficiency and employee engagement.
Get in touch with us to know more about our online team building programs.