With so many people working remotely, it can be hard to collaborate and talk in person. But with virtual team building activities, it’s been easier to keep everyone’s spirits up, especially when they've been WFH for a very long time.
If you're looking for things to do in Melbourne to help boost team morale, but minus the long, boring Zoom call, try our virtual team activities. Who says 2021 under the Australia lockdown can’t be fun, especially when there are so many classes to explore – from paint and sip online to virtual cocktail making!
Working from home can be isolating and boring, and sometimes, virtual team games only make things more awkward. We offer online craft classes and DIY kits to help break the monotony and reconnect with colleagues in a more personal setting. These classes will help staff improve their working relationship, too. Our virtual courses will help them relax and get their creative juices flowing while enjoying the company of the rest of the team.
All it takes is for team members to hop on a live stream from the comforts of their own space. Whether it’s online painting classes, online pottery classes, or even virtual cocktail making classes, attendees will be provided with a craft kit with all the materials. That way, it's easy and convenient to take the afternoon off and get to work on a creative project with their team. Online fatigue is real, and that's why it's essential to take breaks like these to help mental and emotional wellbeing.
Online craft classes improve socialisation
You don't need to be a social butterfly to enjoy the benefits of taking online craft classes. While it may not be the same as taking a coffee break with colleagues in the pantry, online craft classes can also do a lot of good when it comes to mental health.
The act of crafting can be so therapeutic and is an excellent escape from hectic day-to-day life. It not only helps relieve stress, increase sleep quality but also boosts your mood.
With the Australia lockdown, which essentially means strict quarantine restrictions and social distancing mandates, it’s become a lot more challenging to enjoy the company of others. But while you can’t do these things in person, you can certainly do it online.
So, if you’re looking for a team building activity that doesn’t involve a song or a dance or a magic trick, then online craft classes are perfect. It’s a great way to get people to focus on a project at hand (even if they’re solo) and get to know each other in the process.
Chatting with your colleagues when you’re working on a fun activity can be a great way to relieve stress and get to know people. That’s why it’s critical to make virtual team building activities a priority in your work schedule. You need time and space to hang out together, work on communication, and feel more comfortable. These Zoom icebreakers are a great way to get your team interacting with one another, even if they are new to the company.
Craft for mental focus and clarity
What do online pottery classes, online cooking classes, and online painting classes have in common--apart from all being online?
Well, to be successful in any of these activities, you need to be calm, focused, and deliberate. When you cook, you need to be alert but also calm. When you build clay with your hands, you need to be focused and steady. When you paint, you need to be decisive yet flexible when mixing your colours and creating shapes. All these mean that you need to be present in the moment and not think of anything else, which is great for mindfulness and relaxation.
By focusing your attention on these tasks, you become more relaxed because you are doing familiar but productive activities. The perfect way to get a good dose of creativity is to get off your computer and do something new. That's why it may be time to swap your virtual team games for online art classes and integrate some creativity into your weekly routine.
What if, instead of playing team games, they took art classes online? There is no doubt that your team would enjoy these events, but there are also additional benefits to keeping their hands busy. At the end of these classes, not only will your team have learned how to cook a new dish, paint with acrylic, or shape a bowl, they will also have something to take home with them. What’s not to love?
And, let's not forget the sense of accomplishment and pride attached to creating something with your bare hands. Art is more than just painting and pottery, though. If cooking isn't their jam, then how about the art of concocting cocktails (or mocktails!) that your team can enjoy. With our virtual cocktail making classes, this is your chance to mix and mingle with your teammates, exchanging ideas and drinking lots of fun, festive drinks. Looking for more team building activities for remote workers? Check out these awesome options.
Online classes come with craft kits
So, your team is stuck in lockdown and can’t go to a team party. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to celebrate and have a good time with them. Why don't you go for an online class through Zoom instead? Even better, each class comes with a craft kit, so your team doesn't have to worry about missing out on craft supplies in the middle of a class.
Craft kits are great because they let you join the class and try your hand on new tools and equipment without having to buy the most expensive ones. We'll make sure you get the right ones suited to your budget and skill level.
Why play virtual games when you can do art? That is the question. A study by the American Psychological Association revealed that online art classes can help combat loneliness. On the other hand, passive participation in a game may not achieve the same kind of relief achieved through actively engaging in an art class.
Employees need time and space to celebrate and nurture their creativity, and online classes can be a way to do so. It's been shown that creativity is a key to success in every industry. By helping employees feel valued, your company is more likely to achieve long-term success.