Keep your team morale up by coming up with creative virtual team building activities for your crew. Many of today's popular team bonding activities can be done virtually, without ever leaving your desk. Even better, these activities help reduce stress and boost morale for remote teams. Virtual team building is the perfect solution if your office has a tight budget or any team member is under lockdown in Australia.
Sure, the good ol' days of WFH were the best. But now in 2022, it's quite the opposite. People are nostalgic for the days when they had to go to an office. Your team may even reminisce about the little things like the coffee runs, small talk at the breakroom, and the end-of-week happy hour with colleagues.
There are many ways to build camaraderie and create a bond with your team, but you need to use your creativity and find what works for you. The good news is you can maintain that bond with your coworkers in a way that might not have been possible otherwise with virtual team building activities. Here are three Zoom party ideas and other online team building activities to help you build your team and maintain your cohesiveness.
Gather for an online cooking class
Cooking together is a great way to bond with the team. It's not only great fun, but they can learn a thing or two about making healthier meals. Local chefs will teach them how to make delicious meals, whether they decide to learn how to make pizza, create fresh pasta, or bake sweet treats.
Online cooking classes are an excellent way to get your team to interact more and bond with each other. Get your team on the same page and mix up your workday with a cooking class. Not only will it help them develop their coordination and decision-making skills, but it will push them outside their comfort zone.
With these classes, you can even be responsible for changing your team's eating habits for the better. Eating out at restaurants is fun and all, but cooking your meals at home allows you to eat healthily and consciously.
You can select from various cooking classes, including pizza, Asian, Italian, and even vegan cooking if your team believes in a plant-based diet! We'll take care of everything, from delivering the materials to your team members to ensuring everyone gets the best experience possible.
Your team only needs to go on Zoom, and voila! You're all instantly in the "same room," along with an expert chef leading the session. The best part about the whole experience? Everyone can sit down and have a virtual meal together, featuring the dishes they made themselves.
Get boozy with virtual cocktail making classes
As far as team building activities go, virtual cocktail making classes are hard to top. Sure, what goes on at happy hour stays in happy hour, but whoever said that happy hour couldn't come home to you?
If after-work drinks are among the things you miss most, then arranging an online bartending or cocktail making class would be worth doing. Our online courses can already provide you with everything you need, so there's nothing to worry about. We'll send the DIY cocktail making kits before the class so that everyone can set up their own bars at home.
Just follow our instructor's lead, and you'll be brewing your delectable concoctions in no time. What about those who don't drink alcohol? Not a problem! We have a variety of mocktail options for them to try out. That way, they won't have to miss out on the fun. Who says you always need booze to enjoy, though? Mocktails are just as tasty, too!
While you're at it, why don't you go all out and set a cocktail theme for this online event? It's a great excuse to get dressed up! You may not be able to go out and paint the town red with your coworkers, but you will all look fabulous as you drink pina coladas, try out bottle twirling, and mingle in your favourite virtual location: Zoom.
Express creativity with an paint and sip class online
The best virtual team building activities are more about having fun than competition. If you want your team to have a great time and learn a new skill, paint and sip is a great way to do it! But if you're going to give away prizes to your hardworking team, then feel free to give awards for the best painting, too! Just make sure that everyone goes home happy.
And let's not forget the best part of the activity: sip! That's right! You'll be sipping on a glass of vino while working on your painting. Don't limit yourself to just wine, though. Beverages can be coffee, tea, and even that special cocktail that you just learned to make in your previous cocktail making course! And then afterwards, take a Zoom picture of everyone in all smiles, posing with their work of art.
Your team doesn't have to do anything to prepare for the event! We'll take care of sending the materials over to everyone. Just log on to Zoom at the right time, unbox the materials, and get started on your online painting class. We can even take care of the Zoom invite to all your teammates, too.
Virtual classes and team building activities are a great way to get people out of their comfort zone and excited about learning new things. You can also book a class for a team member's birthday or even as a team building activity before a work meeting to break the ice. Are you looking for Christmas party ideas? We have a wide catalogue for you to choose from that will make the holidays with your team even more enjoyable.
Team building activities are always a great idea. You improve morale and reduce stress, especially when there's a lot of pressure at work. With so much time on our hands, it's never too late to learn something new and fun with your team today!