Creating Connection Virtually

Three years ago, most companies wouldn’t have dreamed of virtual meetings, working from home, and hybrid offices. But today, “I’m working from home” and “Let’s hop on a Zoom call” are simply a part of our everyday workplace vernacular.

While the shift to a more hybrid lifestyle has been amazing for so many people, it can be hard for coworkers to connect and create friendships when they only see each other through a screen.

We all know how important it is to ensure team members, whether virtual or in person, have the chance to create genuine relationships. So, if you’re stuck trying to figure out how to help your virtual team bond, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of fun games that can be played virtually.

10 Games For Your Next Virtual Meeting

 

1. Two truths and a lie

This classic icebreaker is an easy one for everyone to play. Each person thinks of two things about themselves that are true, and one thing that is a lie. Once they’ve shared their three things, everyone tries to guess which of the three is the lie. This game can bring up some fun stories, so make sure you include some time for sharing!

2. Video charades

This is the classic game of charades but with a modern twist. People pick a word or phrase and have to act it out while everyone tries to guess. One perk of playing over a video call is that the mute button will keep the person silent, even if they accidentally let a word slip while acting!

3. Share a photo

Virtual meetings make it easier than ever to share a fun photo from your weekend trip, of your family, or your favorite hobby. Everyone loves to talk about themselves, and adding a photo makes stories more engaging and relatable.

4. Virtual scavenger hunt

Make a list of random objects, and have everyone try to get through the list by locating the items around their home. The first one back at their desk, with all the items in hand, wins! This will also get everyone up and moving, something we all need a little more of when we’re working from home.

5. Guess the desk

Have everyone take a picture of their desk, as is, and compile all the photos into a deck. Go through the photos one by one and have people try to match each desk to one of their coworkers. This is a fun way to show people’s personalities through the screen.

6. Virtual trivia

Everyone loves a good game of trivia, throw together questions and test your team.

7. Coffee date

Reward your employees by sending a treat to their doorstep before a meeting. Everyone can have something to snack on while you talk about the week’s agenda.

8. Remote work bingo

Create a bingo sheet with all the classic work-from-home situations. Add anything from “coworker wearing pajama bottoms and a dress shirt”’ to someone asking, “Can you hear me?” or “Can you see my screen?” Whoever gets four in a row first wins!

9. Typing speed race

Now that we’ve all had a few years to practice our typing skills, it’s time to put them to the test. Have everyone look up a typing speed game and see who can type the most words per minute. Offer a fun prize for the top three to encourage more participation.

10. Arm’s reach show and tell

This classic kindergarten activity can suit adults too! Have everyone grab something within arm’s reach and then share a little story about it. This is a great way to get to know people and learn something about them that you probably would never learn otherwise!

 

Take The Next Steps

These icebreakers are a great way to start a meeting and create better connections. It is also important to have more prolonged activities that really get people working together and creating bonds. You can check out some of our remote team-building activities we have to off here. Our goal is to strengthen your teams and help them work better together than ever before. Reach out today for help planning your next group activity!