Team building is about transforming a group of individual employees into a cohesive team, a group of people organized to work together to meet the needs of their customers by achieving their objectives. Team building is essential to create a bond, to impulse and support a dynamic of trust and conviviality within your company. Strengthening cohesion within your remote team can be a real challenge. Fortunately, we have a host of virtual team-building activities to share with you in this article.
The importance of team building
Teleworking reduces the opportunities for socializing and bonding between employees. This can create a sense of isolation that can lead to disengagement and therefore lower performance at work.
Indeed, figures show the importance of the relationship between socialization, well-being, and productivity at work.
94% of workers say that mutual respect and connection are essential to the success of their team. (source: atlassian.com).
19% said it was the most important factor in their sense of well-being at work. (source: atlassian.com).
Happy employees are half as sick, 6 times less absent, 9 times more loyal, 31% more productive, 55% more creative.
The feeling of isolation among employees reduces productivity by up to 21%. (Source: teambuilding.com).
Socialization between team members improves communication patterns by over 50%. (Source: teambuilding.com).
The benefits of team building
It is important to create links between employees to create common references and facilitate communication. When the members of your team are required to work together, it will be easier for them to exchange ideas in order to carry out the tasks entrusted to them.
Let’s focus on the main advantages of team building for a company:
– Improving interpersonal communication
– Strengthen the cohesion and solidarity of the teams
– Strengthen the company spirit and culture
– To get to know the potential of each employee better
– Generate new creative ideas
– Improve the company’s image and make it more attractive
– To improve the overall performance of the company and the confidence in the management.
– Organizing team activities helps to motivate employees and thus contributes to limiting turnover.
Our ideas for virtual team building activities
Start by determining the needs of your team: Do members need to get to know each other better? Do they need to learn to work better together? To communicate better with each other?
Depending on our objectives, there are several types of team building. Some of them are purely playful and will create links and conviviality between individuals:
Virtual happy hours: virtual after-work sessions are now replacing traditional happy hours. It is an opportunity to get to know each other by exchanging informally in a friendly setting. Choose a happy hour with a small group so that all participants can express themselves. You can plan activities such as get-to-know-you questions or online games.
Online games: easy to organize, online games do not require any special equipment and can be very entertaining. Here are some examples:
– Virtual Pictionary
– Online board game
Virtual Escape Game: organizing an escape game can improve communication, collaboration, and decision-making skills in your teams.
A movie night: use applications such as Netflix Party to watch movies and series simultaneously and exchange ideas. This activity allows you to get to know each other and is perfect for creating common references.
Other team-building exercises are more oriented towards the interest of collaboration and concrete teamwork. They allow you to, among other things :
– Develop strategic thinking skills
– Improve problem-solving and decision-making skills
– Communicate more effectively
The B3App solution
Organize your team-building events with our platform! Thanks to its experience, B3App can be adapted to your event by offering a large number of features, which can be adapted to your needs. B3App supports you throughout your event to help ensure its success.
You can now call upon our experts to advise you on the realization of this type of event !