Coming back to work after the holidays can be arduous, but just because the holiday season has come to an end doesn’t mean the holiday spirit has to go with it. Keeping employees engaged and motivated year-round is vital to the success of all companies.
Team building activities are a great way to motivate employees and help them develop the skills they need to flourish in a team environment. Although the post-holiday winter weather can sometimes be unmotivating, it is important to keep up morale by planning fun and engaging events for your team. Here are a few virtual winter team building activities that will work for any team:
1. Learn A New Skill As A Team
Promote team comradery by encouraging your team to learn a new skill together.
Taking a cooking class as a team is a great way to learn something new together while also getting to enjoy a delicious dish at the end. As a team, you can learn from a professional chef how to prepare handmade fettuccine or ravioli in our pasta cook-along program or delicious truffles in our truffle-making culinary experience.
If you are looking for a more unique skill to learn as a group, our Ice Sculpting demo activity is a fun and interactive way to bring your team together this winter. You and your team will watch one of our experts carve an ice sculpture and decide what he should carve. In the end, you will watch your beautiful sculpture design come to life in front of your eyes!
2. Solve A Murder Mystery
Who doesn’t love a murder mystery? Experience the high-tech world of crime scene investigation with a one-of-a-kind Virtual Crime Scene Investigation event. Each team works together as an elite CSI unit tasked with sorting through the evidence to figure out who committed the crime, how they did it, and why. We also offer a variety of other murder mystery activities, such as our Art Heist Experience or Virtual Murder Mystery Dinner. You pick the time and we will commit the crime!
3. Schedule A Team Trivia Event
Experience a fully hosted, high-tech team trivia event that is sure to challenge and unite your team. Our virtual Official Jeopardy Game Show event has countless themes available, such as diversity and inclusion, training methods, and history. Or, compete and try our fully customizable team trivia event in almost any category you can imagine with Almost Anything Goes.
4. Focus On Wellness
Boost creativity and your team’s emotional wellness with Virtual Laughter Yoga! With this event, your team will let loose, release stress, and bond. Other programs such as Employee Wellness help your team to focus on self-awareness and their working attitude. This will help your team support themselves individually and be a more cohesive unit.
5. Virtual Wine Tasting
With everything going on in our world, we all deserve to take a moment to sit back and just enjoy each other’s company. Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or connoisseur, our Virtual Wine Tasting experience allows your team to taste and discuss a variety of wines with the owner and winemaker. And who are we kidding, wine is the perfect winter team building activity. With lifestyle pairings, literary pairings, and music pairings for the wines, we have a lineup designed to appeal to everyone.
6. There’s No I In Team…Or Escape
Escape rooms are effective team building activities because they help teams work towards one common goal. Your team will gain organizational skills, improve their time management, and develop communication tactics to use in the future. With a variety of different escape room games to choose from, you are bound to find one that your whole team will be excited for.
7. Host a Game Night
Bringing some healthy competition to the office drives us all to be the best we can be. A game night can consist of virtually anything you can think of such as Poker, a game show like Survey Says, or even Axe Throwing.
8. Roll The Dice With A Virtual Casino Night
Treat your team to a Virtual Casino Night from the comfort of their home. This fun and interactive activity features a variety of games and live dealers to make the experience feel as immersive as it would in person. Your team can start at a Roulette table, Blackjacks table, Craps games or Money Wheel and then move from game to game as they please.
9. Give The Gift Of Giving
There is truly no better winter team building activity than helping those in need. With Operation Military Care, your team will assemble care packages for our servicemen and women. Packages are created for soldiers who rarely or never receive anything from home. Teams really make a difference by acknowledging their service and providing these special gifts. Giving back not only creates a positive feeling from within but unites people together for one common cause. Check out more of our charity programs for other activities that give back.
We specialize in team building events of all kinds that are carefully structured to engage and motivate your team. Despite being remote, there’s no reason fostering new relationships should be impeded. Looking for more events to try this winter? We’ve got you covered. Check out all of our events to find the perfect winter team building activity.