Fun at work – virtual team building and Christmas party ideas
The pandemic has left many teams struggling to cope with virtual working and the idea of being able to have a Christmas party together may feel like a distant dream. Don’t worry though! The list below is crammed full with innovative and fun activities to try out for virtual team building events, or throwing a virtual Christmas party.
Whilst nothing can beat the atmosphere of an in-person celebration, the traditional Christmas party scene isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and many people shiver with dread at the idea of taking part in typical in-person team building activities. This is where being virtual may provide an opportunity to be more inclusive and fun, with your colleagues able to attend from the comfort of their own homes.
There are a few things to consider when deciding on the type of party you want to throw. Do you want it to be a completely organised event with an external facilitator? Or would an informal setup suit the team better? – perhaps a charismatic team leader would be happy to be Master of Ceremonies for the evening?! Size of the party needs to be thought about – very large gatherings are sometimes difficult in the online arena, so several smaller parties may work better. Do you wish to introduce a competitive element or promote a feel-good bonding experience? Would you like to link it to a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative?
With businesses this year struggling to maintain their traditional ways of operating, many have turned to providing services virtually, and this means that there is now an incredible choice of virtual team building and Christmas party activities available
Whether you’re part of the HR team and have been tasked with helping boost morale and team bonding, or you’re a manager or senior leader looking for ideas for virtual team building or Christmas party ideas, take a look through the list below and choose the one that’s best for your team or business. If you decide to try one out, I’d love to know how it goes.