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List of Fun Virtual and In-Person Activities to Boost Employee Morale
Virtual and in-person team building activities are crucial for fostering a sense of connection, collaboration, and engagement among team members who may be working remotely and those that are in the office. Here is a list of virtual and in-person team building ideas.
Online Office Games
Platforms like Kahoot!, Quizizz, or Jackbox Games offer a variety of quiz-based games or creative challenges. Some other popular remote team building games are online drawing, virtual bingo, online charades, a digital scavenger hunt, song trivia, and virtual escape rooms.
Schedule informal virtual coffee breaks or lunch sessions where team members can chat casually, similar to the spontaneous interactions that happen in an office setting. You can give your team a list of fun questions they can ask each other to get conversations going.
Start a virtual book club where team members can read and discuss books in genres that they're interested in. Or rotate which genre of books everyone reads.
Organize team challenges or competitions related to work tasks or projects. This could include problem-solving exercises, brainstorming sessions, or design challenges.
Virtual Fitness Challenges
Start a virtual fitness challenge to bring out the competitive side of your employees as well as getting them to participate in healthy activities. Here's a list of best group challenge fitness apps.
Plan virtual social events such as happy hours, talent shows, or karaoke nights to provide a relaxed environment for team members to get to know each other.
Take the team to an escape room where they have to work together to solve puzzles and "escape" within a set time. This is a fun way for your team to get to know each other outside of work while also fostering problem-solving skills and teamwork.
Plan activities such as ropes courses, zip-lining, or team-building hikes to promote trust and teamwork in an adventurous setting. Here's a list of all the different outdoor activities you can plan for your team.
Have your team take a fun cooking class from pasta making to designing charcuterie boards to gourmet or sushi dinners, this collaborative activity requires communication and teamwork. Then everyone can enjoy their delicious cooking!
Is your team really into fitness? If they are, organizing a mini-Olympics with various team-based challenges and games is a fun way to encourage healthy competition and team spirit. There could even be awards at the end such as PTO days, prizes, and more!
Consider a theme for your scavenger hunt to make it more engaging. Themes could be related to the company or a fun and creative concept. Create a list of items or tasks that teams need to find or complete that require problem solving and teamwork.
Team Sports Day
Is your team really into sports? How fun would it be for them to have a sports day with activities such as relay races, tug-of-war, flag football, or volleyball. There are so many fun sports activities to organize for your team!
Trust-building exercises are popular team activities. These activities really focus a lot on communication and trust among team members. Examples of trust building activities include the human knot, trust fall, and blind trail.
Community Service Day
Give back to the community as a team by participating in a volunteer project. This is a great way to get to know your co-workers and support your community as well. Team-Building Retreat:
We hope this list has given you a list of ideas for your next in-person or virtual team-building activity. Not only are team-building activities important to help boost employee morale, but they're also a great way for everyone to get to know their coworkers outside of work. Whether your team is near or far, there's an activity for every team to try. Another great thing to offer your employees on top of these fun activities is an employee discount program where they can find deals locally and when traveling.
Passport's employee discount program has partnerships with many different companies, so you could host a social event at a Passport restaurant or coffee shop. You could do an exercise class with your team at a local Passport participating gym. There are so many fun things you can do with your employees, so get creative; let a different team member each month pick a place or activity everyone can do from Passport's website.
Contact us to learn more about how our program can support your employees.