team building over the internet

In any workplace, team building is essential. It helps to create a sense of camaraderie and motivation and can lead to better productivity. But what if your workplace is spread out over different states or even countries? How can you build a team when you’re not all in the same room?

The answer is simple: virtual team building events. There are now several ways to do this, from online chat rooms and forums to video conferencing and collaborative software. This allows co-workers to connect regardless of location, fostering trust and communication that can lead to productivity.

There are a few things to keep in mind when team building over the internet.

The Same Goal

First, make sure everyone has the same goal in mind. This can be done by setting up a specific project or task that needs to be accomplished.

For instance, you could all be tasked with preparing and cooking the same meal during a cookery class. Then once finished, you could describe to each other how it tastes. Those closest to how it should taste, and who have presented it in the best way, can be declared the winner or winners. Although, there are no winners or losers because everyone will have strengthened as a team in the process.

The important thing is that each employee knows what they are expected to achieve by the end of the virtual exercise. There need to be some means of confirming that everyone has understood. This can be communicated visually, aurally, or via a simple message sent in a system of online chat.

Opportunity to Contribute

Second, make sure the activity gives everyone the chance to contribute. This can be done by assigning roles or tasks that fit each person’s skill set.

In some teaming bonding exercises, it could be that it is important to find out each other’s strengths so that everyone achieves the overall task to the highest level. This is because teamwork is about support. So, you may need to support the weaker ones in your team who may prevent the whole team from achieving the best possible overall result.

Alternatively, you could make the exercise a competitive one, where staff members compete against each other for glory. Different tasks will mean that the same person is not always the one that triumphs. Also, repeating some of the online or virtual exercises will give those who did not do so well, for whatever reason, a chance to make amends and improve their scores next time. This is how we learn, after all. Bear in mind too that we are trying to inspire, motivate, and develop staff, not demoralize, or embarrass them.

Whatever the tactic you use to get people connecting on the internet and communicating with each other, whether it be contributory or competitive, it can be about motivating people and having them work better as a team together ultimately. We do this by learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses and playing on them to the best effect. Online will make it easier to get together as a group to achieve this for the long-term good of a company’s workforce.

Frequent Communication

Finally, make sure there is frequent communication. This can be done by setting up regular check-ins or using a chat room for discussion.

Make sure everyone knows what they are doing. This is more important when online and you may, at times, need to leave people to their own devices. Always have someone nominated as a person to ask. Use online messaging services so that everyone can obtain further information as and when required.

Try to have visuals as well as sound for all, for the online experience to be experienced fully. It will only be fair if everyone is in this same position when their results count.

By following these tips, you can build a strong team even if you’re not all in the same place. So, get started today and see the benefits for yourself.

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