What is Virtual Team Building or Remote Team Building?
Remote Team Building is the perfect solution for bringing together team members who work remotely.At the Team Building Agency, all virtual Team Building activities are run "live" by one of our facilitators or by a trainer in the case of virtual training. Virtual teams are growing in popularity and this service meets the new and growing needs of remote teams.
Why is Virtual Team Building or Remote Team Building Important for Remote Teams?
Remote employees are typically focused on their own tasks and roles. They are also very siloed and focused on their individual objectives. Remote teams rarely get the opportunity to causally interact with their coworkers and managers like they would in a “regular” office.
The absence of direct in-person communication presents a huge challenge for remote teams. Research show that remote workers develop weaker relationships with colleagues than their in-house counterparts.
Some may think these interactions mean nothing, they are just useless small talk, but they actually impact team performance a great deal! When team members feel closer together, morale and motivation goes up, and in turn, production goes up.
Enabling human connection between remote colleagues, by building a sense of trust, inclusion and representation, must be a priority for remote teams. And it has a big impact on company culture: interaction can make the difference between feeling like a valued, equal member of the team versus a satellite observer. So protect the team and ensure that everybody can contribute.
The goal of this list of virtual team building activities and training workshops is to help your organization to:
- Build trust among team members
- Increase the rapport and cohesiveness of team members
- Increase group productivity
- Increase effective communication
- Learn more about your team members on a personal and professional level
- Tighten team spirit
- Better understand each other to better work together