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Remote team building activities are just as important as offline office events

Some people believe that it's impossible to build a good remote team. But it's a common delusion. Undoubtedly, online team building is very different from in-person one. But it doesn't mean that it's worse or better. There are a lot of different ways of doing team building online. Udalenno conducted research on online activities and we found there are tons of things you can do with your remote team.
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Udalenno conducted research on online activities and we found there are tons of things you can do with your remote team.
It can be something simple (up to 15 minutes) like
Rose/Thorn Virtual Icebreaker
It will take about 1 minute per person. What you should do is to ask everyone to share their rose (a positive thing that makes them feel grateful and happy) and ask them to share a thorn (some challenges they face), These can be work or non-work-related things.
Critical Thinking Virtual Icebreaker
Start your online meeting by asking the team, "If you were alone in a dark cabin, with only one match and a lamp, a fireplace, and a candle to select from, which would you light first?". After that give everyone 30 seconds to think and choose the item. Ask your team members to share their thoughts and discuss the answers.
"Do You Really Know Your Teammates?" Icebreaker
This one will take you about 10 munutes. When scheduling the next meeting ask your colleagues to answer 3 questions about themselves, likeL What's your favorite holidays destination? What's your favorite song? If you could use only one gadget for the rest of your life, what would it be? You can use Virtual Team Builders Platform by Let's Roam to help you collecting the answers. Afterthat share the answers and ask your teammembers to connect an answer with a person.
Online Quiz Icebreaker
Each team member you invite to QuizBreaker will be able to answer up to 100 tailored icebreaker questions. Any question that the player does not wish to answer can be skipped. Using the icebreaker responses from your team, QuizBreaker then produces individual 'who said what' questions for each member of your team. These are sent out automatically through email and may be planned according to your preferences for timing, volume, and regularity. Your team gets closer with every new round. Each accurate guess is celebrated in personal gamified online app. You may use the Leaderboard function to congratulate new champions each week if your team enjoys a little friendly rivalry.
Open a Book Club
Have everyone read independently and on their own time some book. As they go, have everyone maintain a journal of their ideas and observations. Later you can organize a conference call and discuss it.
"Can You Hear Me Now?" Icebreaker
One of the finest online team-building games is "Can You Hear Me Now?" You play this game in a virtual conference room with one speaker and the rest of the players being painters. The speaker finds an appropriate image using a random image generator, and his task is to explain it in such a way that the artists can draw it. The main rule is that the speaker must use only geometric shapes. So he could say: "draw a large triangle and 2 small circles". By restricting instructions, the speaker must communicate with extraordinary precision, and the artists must listen and understand. This game will help you improve online communications.
Never Have I Ever
Play the remote work-friendly version of this game. As the event organizer, you can write all the topics in advance or have team members submit topics that you filter for the group. Start start with five fingers up and lose a point for each of the topics that you have in fact done.
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More complicated activities (about an hour)
Crime Junkie Game
Crime Junkie Game will take your team about an hour. What you should do is send out the Clue Virtual Murder Mystery link to everyone. This app will divide your team into small groups and they will examine clues, review files and try to be real detectives. Your team members will have to work closely together in order to successfully solve the case.
Virtual Escape Room
Virtual Escape Room also takes about an hour. You can choose your virtual adventure from a wide range of options, such as Catch Meme if You Can, Discover an Underwater World, Find Forbidden Treasure in an Ancient Temple, Solve a Jewel Heist. When you begin your Zoom call, the host will help you through your adventure. You and your team will uncover clues, solve riddles, and finish your mission with the assistance of your Guide Game and your digital dashboard.
A virtual trip to Paris
Woyago's catalog allows you to choose fun authentic French activities. For example, you can organize online wine and cheese tastings, live bike rides from the streets of Paris, learning French vocabulary, quizzes, etc. Parisian tour guides will take you around the city online, so you can travel to this amazing city without actually going there!
Card game
Playingcards.io is a great platform for 2-6 people to play a variety of card games. Playing cards with your remote team, for example, helps to develop the sense of normalcy that makes distance disappear.
Themed activities
As it's September, it means that Halloween is around the corner here! Try one of these themed games to celebrate this spooky holiday: Halloween Jeoparty, Haunted Tavern, Halloween Escape Quest, Plague Doctor of Prague, Halloween Charades.
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Package delivery activities
Ice Cream Float
You can contact virtual event planners, like Unboxed Experiences and they will arrange the delivery of the kits directly to your employee's houses. On the day of the event, a guide will show everyone how to makes ice-creams. So you and your team can enjoy homemade ice cream while listening to popular songs.
Virtual Campfire
Tiny Campfire runs virtual campfires for remote teams. The event has haunting historical ghost stories, icebreakers, little games, and even a genuine s'mores cooking experience. It's fun, clever and without mosquitoes! Tiny campfire distributes s'more ingredients and a tealight candle to your guests before your event. This event produces one-of-a-kind shared experiences, positive feelings, and high levels of virtual employee engagement.
Suprise package
You may send a box to your team members once every few months to surprise them. This is a good idea because receiving a surprise present is like receiving a ray of sunshine on a dark day. Tech gadgets, coffee and tea samplers, chocolate and wine, and gift vouchers are all examples of things you might send. You may even send pet toys to your remote workers if they have pets. Just think what they might like or need these days.
Use Confetti and Slack to make your remote team-building better. Confetti platform gives you access to various virtual team activities and events. For any event you choose, you are provided with a briefing, including a prepared invitation, host information, and a spot to enter your points of contact.

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As remote work becomes a more common and widespread phenomenon of our life, more remote employees are needed. We know that sometimes the hiring process might be long and tedious for business owners. That is why Udalenno's team of professionals is always ready to assist you in hiring perfect and trustworthy employees.
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