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7 ideas for online team building

7 Ideen für Online Teambuilding
Group cohesion is the be-all and end-all for a team to function. Now that many are working from home, the team-building activities in many work groups have shifted to the digital world. Do you have the feeling that you have played through every online escape room and are you running out of ideas for online team building? Nevertheless, you want to continue to motivate your team and your colleagues creatively? Then you are exactly right here.

Virtual team building not only helps to motivate employees and colleagues. Studies show that team building measures also strengthen partnership between colleagues and teams. In addition, they are said to have a positive impact on the productivity and profitability of companies. We also find the positive effects on mental health and well-being particularly important, which are particularly put to the test in the context of remote work. This is exactly why we have selected 7 special activities for you that require little preparation and maximum fun. We assumed that most remote teams already work with video tools such as Teams, Zoom, Slack, Skype or Whereby and that the proposed ideas can therefore easily be implemented digitally. Whether with or without a budget, whether as a short meeting break or an in-depth shared experience - be inspired by our team building ideas!

👩🏻 💻👨🏽 💻🍫 Online team building that everyone likes

Yes, ok, we are biased! However, at this point we could cite numerous studies that scientifically support our approach: Chocolate makes you happy! So what could be more appropriate than making winter a little less gray and the lockdown a little more bearable with a chocolate experience together? This is exactly why our first suggestion for winter, virtual team building is a digital Theyo chocolate tasting . A digital chocolate tasting is an excellent team building measure for teams working from home. Because: Not only do you learn things about chocolate during the virtual get-together that you (certainly) didn't know before. You also share an extraordinary, physical pleasure experience that offers a lot to talk about afterwards. We usually start with a small, exciting input from our chocolate experts. Afterwards you can talk shop together about the flavors of the best chocolates in the world. Pro tip: this team event is not only incredibly delicious, but also alcohol-free, vegan and still fun ;-) What could be better?

The tastiest team event: a Theyo chocolate tasting The tastiest team event: a Theyo chocolate tasting

👨🏿‍🍳 🍳 Hearty, regional and seasonal: An online cooking course as a team building measure from the home office

"Together instead of alone" also applies to the team event of the LOKation from Freiburg. But not only that: when cooking together, the focus is not on enjoyment, but also on seasonal, regional and sustainable ingredients. An online cooking class is a great way to spend time together outside of the work context and thus strengthen group cohesion. Although the LOKation specializes primarily in the Freiburg region, it will find ways and means to make your team event an enjoyable success nationwide. Whether with a coordinated shopping list or delivery service on site - with the LOKation you have an entertaining, nice evening + a lot of fun and in the end you have conjured up a really good menu.

team building digital dinner

☕ 🤩 Experience the everyday in a new way - coffee with a difference

There is probably only one thing at the moment that we think is at least as important as chocolate: coffee! Because - we have to admit that to coffee without envy - there is hardly any food that can give you such a pleasant and at the same time invigorating feeling as a coffee in the morning. And while café visits are currently falling flat and to-go coffee mugs are booming, there couldn't be a better time, in our opinion, to gain new knowledge about coffee cultivation and the preparation of really good coffee. For example, Coffee Circle offers tasting sets that are practically delivered to your home and can then be tasted together as a team. And another note on our own behalf: Really good coffee and really good chocolate together are an absolute showstopper #justsayin

coffeecircle © Coffee Circle

🍻🥳 Good mood team building with Happy Pils and West Coast feeling

BRLO produces its Berlin beer creations right in the heart of Berlin. From the special Pils to the obligatory Berliner Weisse to the excellent Baltic Porter - BRLO stands for high-quality brewing art. BRLO is also known for a really great brewery in Berlin's Gleisdreieck Park. Non-Berliners have been lucky at the moment. Because of the current situation, there are also digital BRLO tastings for teams and companies outside of Berlin. Here you can learn everything about craft beer and - if necessary - even toast personally (digitally) with the founders. What many people don't know is that contrary to popular belief that chocolate and wine are the perfect match, the fact is that chocolate and craft beer are often the much better partners in Taste! Our recommendation: try a few fine chocolates and combine them with the BRLO Baltic Porter! If you are interested in a BRLO chocolate pairing event for your team, please contact us.

beer tasting team building © BRLO

💃🏻🕺🏻It takes two (slides) to tango: Pecha-Kucha as a team building online seminar

Another idea for a small budget and a kind of online team building seminar is a modified form of Pecha Kucha . Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation in which 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each and explained orally. The total duration does not exceed 7 minutes. But since this requires a lot of preparation, we think the shortened version is really great. The idea is that the team members get to know each other in an informal way. With a presentation of 2 slides - in Pecha-Kucha style - the colleagues present their hobbies, their favorite animals, do their own quiz, a short story or report on their last trip. The presentation should not exceed 2 minutes per person. There is then a short Q&A session of about 2 minutes before moving on to the next team member. Of course you can adjust the times a bit. In any case, it is important that there is a timekeeper so that a certain speed is maintained and nobody gets bored. Because there should only be 2 slides, the participation threshold is low because the preparation effort is minimal. The great thing about this is that teams get to know each other from a different perspective.

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Who's who? Emoji Board Guessing Game 🤔

Our last suggestion is less of a team building activity. Rather, it's a nice mood booster to kick off a meeting or a fun idea for Slack channel entertainment. Because with Slack at the latest, emojis are also commonplace in the business sector. So it's all the more fun to take a closer look at the emoji boards of your colleagues.

How does it work?

All team members send screenshots of their emoji boards to the meeting host in advance.
This in turn creates a survey or a sheet in which all participants are listed.
All participants then have about 5 minutes to guess the top 5 most used emojis of the other team members.
The meeting host then announces the results. There are points for correctly guessing the top 5 emojis as well as points for the correct order.
Do you generally feel like improving your team building in a playful way from the home office? Here you get suggestions on how to do it: Team spirit in the home office: 5 virtual team building games .

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🔥🌈 Use talents in the team

No budget (anymore), but still want some team building? No problem! How about if you look at what talents are hidden in the team? In our team we have both fermentation fans and craft coffee specialists. So nothing would be closer than a specially created online team event, in which we make kimchi, for example, or organize a small craft coffee tasting or chocolate pairing. And don't worry: Even if this event is in the hands of the person with the respective hobby, the tasks can still be divided up among each other - also part of the actual team building ;-) . We know from other teams that they have learned really exciting things about their colleagues in this way. By the way, if you like fermenting as much as we do, you could get a DIY box from Edible Alchemy and then use it as a team.

fermenting digital team building

Are you looking for more entertainment ideas for digital events? Then you'll find what you're looking for here (spoiler: maybe we'll suggest a chocolate tasting here too 🤣 - double is better)
Here you can find out what you should pay particular attention to when planning team events on your own! Are you looking for ways to organize sustainable team events ? We have also collected ideas for you.


What are the benefits of online team building?

As in the real world, group cohesion is essential for online teams. It increases the group's ability to communicate, thus preventing misunderstandings and fundamentally improving the working atmosphere. If the superiors also take part, online team building measures can also help to break down inhibitions towards superiors. As a result, it is easier for team members to contact the responsible person more quickly if problems arise. As you can see, team building is indispensable for the functioning of a team and - as the previous article makes clear - it is also absolutely feasible online!

What technical requirements do I need for online team building?

Teams that work from the home office already use software for communication that makes online meetings possible. Possible examples are Teams, Skype, Zoom, ... The suggestions from this article can be easily implemented with it! So you don't need more than a working end device and the respective software :)

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