This is probably the most accessible remote team building activity there is – a gaming session! From better communication to team bonding, playing your favorite game with your remote coworkers is the perfect way to build up camaraderie.
Number of participants: 2+
Objective: Improve team communication and organization
How to play:
1. Poll team members on what their favorite online games are. Build consensus on what games everyone can participate in. Choose something that no team member is particularly skilled in, otherwise it will lead to a skill mismatch. Also try to pair up a new team member with a senior pro to break the ice.
2. Try to choose games that demand teamwork (such as Counterstrike or Fortnite).
3. Segregate all participants into two (or more) teams. Mix up team members so you get a good general mix of skill and experience (i.e. pair an experienced player with a beginner).
Some of the most popular online games – Fortnite, Counterstrike, Starcraft, Dota, etc. – demand clear communication and organization skills from its players. They also improve camaraderie. Pair up the right people together and you can greatly change how team members feel about each other.
And of course, they’re a lot of fun as well!