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Team spirit in the home office: 5 virtual team building games

Teamspirit im Homeoffice: 5 virtuelle Teambuilding-Spiele
The pressure on teams to continue working together digitally is increasing. And while there was still a silver lining in the last year, current forecasts look bleak again. It is therefore more important than ever to take a closer look at digital variants of team building. For this we have already suggested the best alternatives to the Escape Room Game ;-) , presented an extraordinary team event idea (spoiler: chocolate is involved here) and explained what is really important when planning digital events . Today, our favorite five team building games follow.
Above all, free activities, which can also create a feeling of cohesion in digital cooperation, were neglected. And that's what this list is all about. From over 300 digital events with Google, McKinsey, SAP, Boehringer Ingelheim and many more, we have collected and put together the best ideas for team building games. Have fun with it!

👩🏻‍💻☕👨🏽‍💻 Virtual blind coffee break

In particular, many employees miss the nice chat in the coffee kitchen in times of Corona. And of course we don't want to claim that a virtual coffee can replace the physical meeting. Despite everything, a virtual coffee break is a nice activity to get to know colleagues better outside of the hectic work-from-home everyday life. With the donut app, you can – at intervals of 2-4 weeks – randomly throw conversation partners together. The interview – via video or telephone – should not exceed 30 minutes and work topics should be avoided at all costs. Encourage your colleagues and employees to talk about hobbies and other leisure activities instead.

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🤥😁 Two truths and one lie

'Two Truths and a Lie' is a very simple free team building activity. Because you only need an internet connection and a digital space for this - probably no longer a problem in today's times. In the meeting, each team member is given three minutes to prepare two truths and one lie.
A concrete example here is:
  • During the home office period I have already eaten 1.7 kg of chocolate.
  • I speak 9 languages ​​fluently.
  • Before Corona I had already traveled to 112 countries.
Clear! Number one is obviously a lie - because everyone eats 1.7 KG of chocolate per week ;-) get the idea! So all participants should name three (funny/exciting/amazing) facts about themselves and the others have to guess which two are true and which are lies. Of course you can also play for points, but the real fun is learning more about the rest of the team.

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🎨👩🏽‍🎨 Phantom Sketcher

'The Phantom Sketcher' is a fun, creative and virtual team building game and it works like this:
  • Divide your team into sub-teams - Tell the participants that there was a series of robberies last night. Fortunately, each team has a witness who saw the perpetrator's face before he could escape.
  • You can use the random face generator to generate faces. Show THE face of the "culprit" to one person on each team.
  • Have the team member who saw the face describe the face to the rest of the (sub)team. The other team members have to sketch the face based on the description.
  • After ten minutes you collect the portraits and show them to the entire team using the sharing tool...the artists can of course remain anonymous ;-) You can now also share the original photo of the "perpetrator".
The portrait that comes closest to the original wins!

team building painting

🧘🏻‍♂️🧘🏿‍♀️Virtual meditation

By now, everyone has probably tried meditation while working from home. But after so many months of working at home, many routines are lost and it becomes all the more difficult to keep up. So instead of relying on meditations being carried out alone in a quiet little room, teams can carry out meditation together - of course only if they feel like it. Because especially on stressful days, such practices are ignored in favor of task management. A short mindfulness exercise is of the utmost importance, especially on days like these. That's how it works:
  • s online video - we like this one by Mady Marrison or find a mindfulness coach to guide you virtually - the latter often results in higher attendance than a recorded video.
  • Make an appointment for the video call for all interested parties, which should ideally be 15-20 minutes long. So you can do a short check-in round, look for a comfortable position and at the end have a short end together with a drink of your choice.
  • We can particularly recommend a chocolate meditation. If you are planning a tasting team event with us, you could arrange a chocolate mediation session for the following days. In this way you combine the physical-sensual experience with the virtual mindfulness exercise and get to know chocolate from another side. A nice video-guided guide can be found here, for example ... there's a great chocolate box here , but you can do the meditation with any favorite chocolate.
Whichever type of meditation you choose: after a short check-in, you should either turn on the video or let a trainer guide you. Afterwards you can relax and wake up and get back to work.


📚😍 Book recommendations in times of Corona

The literary allusion in the title already reveals what it's about: book recommendations for the wintry days in the home office. Of course, it is important that team members who are interested only suggest leisure books. In this way, the team members not only get to know each other better, but also get inspiration for new reading material. The book recommendation can be given, for example, at the beginning or end of an all-hands team meeting and should last a maximum of 5 minutes. Presenters can decide for themselves whether they want to create a small presentation about it or just talk about the book and then share the link. The focus should be on what they personally like so much about the book and why they recommend it to the team.

team spirit book recommendation

Whatever you decide - have fun with it! Are you looking for sustainable team events? Then take a look at our suggestions ...

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