Work from Home Diary: Remote Team Building Activities

By Hani Khan
Remote Team Building - woman smiling and waving in virtual meeting on laptop

Day 10 – Friday, March 26

It’s been almost 2 long weeks without my wonderful coworkers and it’s no surprise that I miss them. Being in the office gives us exposure to other teams, visibility into the work they’re doing and an opportunity to connect with those that we don’t directly work with. The marketing department is located in the front of the office which means everyone passes by whether it’s to go to the kitchen, to a conference room or just to leave and enter the building. 

Being in a traditional workspace, it’s easy to engage remote employees in company activities or happy hour but taking the remote approach is not as simple. During this unprecedented time, virtual team building is a great way to spur productivity, encourage communication and build trust.

With this new transition for our very social company, we’re looking for new ways to bring our team together. If we’ve learned anything over the past 2 weeks, it’s that we have to take a different approach to building company culture. It allows the team to build meaningful relationships in an unique setting which makes employees feel more valued and seen. 

Team building can consist of various virtual games and activities that are meant to bring more human connection to remote work. Team building can bring laughter and joy to an otherwise stressful situation.

Here’s a roundup of Week 2 of Team Bonding from Home #TBFH:

Day 6: What are you listening to?

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Dhiraj Sharma's book recommendation

Even our CEO, Dhiraj Sharma, actively participates and encourages #TBFH

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Status regarding current playlist

Day 7: Simpplr Pet Show and Tell

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Status on workday with photo of sleeping cat Remote team building - Intranet use case : Dog wearing green bandana

Day 8: Dream Vacation Getaway

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Comments regarding vacations Remote team building - Intranet use case : Comments on dream vacation spots

Day 9: Work Anniversary Appreciation Day

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Status celebrating an employee

Day 10: What’s for lunch?

Remote team building - Intranet use case : Comments regarding lunch options

Subscribe to our Work from Home Diary Series:

Read through Simpplr’s work from home diary blog series and learn how you can maintain workplace culture during this mandated work from home time. 

Day 1: Shift to Work from Home
Day 2: How Employees Can Stay Focused
Day 3: How to Work from Home with Kids
Day 4: Work from Home Setup Tips & Ideas
Day 5: Engage Your Remote Employees with Fun Social Activities
Day 6: Technology Toolkit Guide to Remote Work
Day 7: 10 Ways to keep Remote Work Sane
Day 8: Importance of Employee Recognition

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