With event organisers opting to take team building exercises online, H&E North looks at some interesting virtual morale boosting activities.
The Big Escape
One of the latest virtual activities from Team Activity Solutions is part of an expanded selection of team building games now available in 80 cities across Europe and the USA. Set among a casino heist-themed backdrop, The Big Escape engages participants to work together in cracking open safes and escaping in getaway cars following pre- recorded prompts by characters on screen. The browser-based game doesn’t need any extra apps to use and can be self-managed by clients.
Around the World
The varied content in this globe-trotting activity by Zing Events appeals to different tastes and forges better relationships within international teams. Inclusive for groups of over 50 people, the game is a good choice for larger companies wanting to include staff from all departments. A live host will split teams up into six and guide players through themed challenges based on countries and cultures. The course uses a balance of a free downloadable app and Zoom for players to use, but organisers can cater for different platforms if preferred.
Murder By Midnight
For groups of at least 10 delegates, this hybrid activity by Blue Hat Teambuilding caters especially for smaller groups and encourages players to get involved with team discussions and learn more about each other. Using their smartphone, each ‘detective’ can follow their own avatar across the famous Cluedo floor plan to solve the murder mystery, developing their communication and analytical skills along the way.
This creative activity by Team Tactics combines the BBC’s two biggest business programmes, Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice, for groups of up to 400 to test their presenting skills. Splitting players into teams of five, a host will challenge contestants to pitch each other generic household items using secret random words for others to guess. The fun 90-minute activity also includes smaller challenges to break up the duration and can record each pitch and take team photos on request to send over to each team.
The Big Performance
Catalyst Team Building offers a range of hybrid activities designed to emphasise organisational values. In The Big Performance, 12 or more delegates are split into teams to work with a graphic designer and paint a canvas which eventually forms part of a single piece of artwork. Inspired by group painting classes, this hybrid activity also improves communication skills and trust between delegates. The activity also encourages employees to practice their collaboration skills and see how their individual skills fit into the bigger picture of a united business.
Beat the Screen
Aiming to keep participants active during the workday, this short one-hour activity by Wild Goose is a stimulating hybrid option encouraging users to get up from the desk. Accommodating up to 250 people, an energetic event host will split teams up into six to complete a round
of questions designed for fast-paced lateral thinking. Participants can interact with each other outdoors as they complete a range of photo and video challenges and get some fresh air in the process.