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Virtual Team Building Against Social Isolation

by | May 15, 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic changes the demands of team building events. Many companies need solutions for their remote teams. A new virtual team building game helps employees improve their communication skills, while it increases motivation and satisfaction.

Many employees had to work from home in the last months. The Corona virus had largely paralyzed public life. In some parts of the world it still does.

Some people may be happy not to have to drive to the office anymore. But for many people it’s very difficult to work from home. Productivity, identification with the company and motivation often suffer.

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To lay the foundations for successful remote work, there are chat programs, organizational tools and much more. Virtual team building events are still the exception. But their relevance increases massively.

Remote work has been an issue not only since the Corona crisis: More and more employers are offering home office days – and more and more employees enjoy working from home from time to time. In some companies – whether it is a big corporation or a start-up – it is quite normal that teams from different cities or even countries work together and never meet in real life.

But it is often forgotten that teams could be even more efficient if the individual members felt more connected to each other. Virtual team building is the keyword.

How Does Virtual Team Building Work?

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Virtual team building starts with small actions. People take pictures of their desks and share the photos in group chat or take part in quizzes.

But while these things tend to act more as icebreakers for virtual teams, they don’t necessarily promote teamwork skills like problem solving and communication. That’s because the team doesn’t learn how to really work together effectively. So they cannot replace the effect of a real team building event.

Virtual team building games must meet the same requirements as games in which all participants are assembled on site: They must be fun, bring colleagues together and encourage collaboration.

Often team building exercises consist of a task to be solved together with a measurable result. One example is building a raft together. Since this is out of the question for remote teams, other solutions are needed.

We Proudly Present: The Pegasus Project for Remote Teams

At Cluetivity, we’ve been thinking about how we can meet the increasing need for remote team building. Which activities can be offered to remote teams that really meet the requirements for a good team event?

We soon realized that our agent game Operation Mindfall would be perfect for virtual teams! The game was already optimized for team events, and we could quickly adapt it to the new needs of companies.

We decided not only to adapt it, but to develop a completely new storyline and new puzzles. Our new game, The Pegasus Project, is a prequel to Operation Mindfall. We are very happy to present this brand-new Online Escape Game for Remote Teams!

Companies from all over the world can use The Pegasus Project for Remote Teams – no matter how many places their employees are located. Just like in an Escape Room, the virtual team building game confronts the players with tricky tasks that they can only solve together. With the difference that everyone participates from home!

In this way, The Pegasus Project strengthens important skills for remote teams that virtual teams should have – such as communication via digital channels, hands-on mentality and trust in colleagues.

Reduce Costs Through Virtual Team Building

Virtual team building grants companies several advantages. With activities for remote teams there are neither travel expenses nor time lost due to travelling – because each participant plays from home. Compared to traditional team building events, companies save a lot of money.

Companies that rely on virtual teams also benefit from the qualification of their employees in other areas:

  • Virtual team building promotes cooperation through more trust and motivation.
  • The remote teams learn to use communication tools such as Slack, Zoom etc. more efficiently.
  • Virtual teams feel connected more closely to the company.

Team building activities for remote employees therefore pay off on several levels. Contact us now and request a non-binding offer!

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