2020 has taught us many things, one of which is how to better work remotely. It is more important than ever to actively make an effort to stay connected with your co-workers. When was the last time you asked your teammates how their weekend was? When was the last time you planned a casual virtual coffee break with someone? When was the last time you had a non-work related virtual team event?
Remote work makes these crucial social interactions harder and less frequent - especially in the face of Covid-19. Teams need to put in additional effort to make them happen.
Being a remote team ourselves, we love to discover virtual team offsites. They are a great way to connect with your co-workers beyond work, boost team morale, and — let’s be honest — they are so much fun!
Earlier this year we looked all over for virtual team building activities, virtual team building games, virtual offsites, and virtual happy hour ideas. We talked to many small businesses that offer highly-rated virtual team building activities and created a marketplace where you can easily discover, compare, and book them.
Here is a list of our favorite virtual team building activities for remote teams in 2020 (in no particular order).
- 1. Interactive Live Magic Show
- 2. Social Distanced Mixology Class (with delivery)
- 3. Virtual Visit to an Animal Sanctuary
- 4. No Bake Baking Class + Sangria
- 5. Virtual Ramen Class + Sake Tasting (with delivery)
- 6. The Experience of Magic
- 7. Meditation & Stress Management Class
- 8. Virtual Graffiti Workshop (with delivery)
- 9. Creative Confidence Workshop (with delivery)
- 10. Amazing CyberSpace Race
- 11. Escape the Zoom
- 12. Group Fitness (with delivery)
Whether it’s a 15-minute show to kick off your virtual Town Hall meeting or a 30-minute team happy hour, we can guarantee you that this Interactive Magic Show will blow everyone’s mind. Just check out the reviews from other teams. Your team will thank you!
Do you miss all the happy hours after work? Look no further - during this Social Distanced Mixology Class, everyone weaves their way through a series of cocktail-oriented trivia, tasks, and challenges as you wind down (and cheer up) over some mighty tasty home-made beverages. If you have a bit more budget, try the Social Distanced Mixology Class with Delivery so you can get a boxed set of booze and ingredients delivered to everyone before the class.
This is for all you animal lovers! Join this Animal Sanctuary for a virtual visit to their beautiful sanctuary in the heart of California’s wine country, and meet a variety of rescued farm animals and hear their stories. Did you know that cows hold grudges, pigs can play video games, and turkeys recognize their favorite humans?
Peanut butter chocolate bars and sangria? Yum! During this No Bake Baking Class, you will learn from a professional chef on how to make yummy and simple desserts together with your team from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Did you know you can still enjoy fresh ramen noodles with your team while working remotely? This Virtual Ramen Class offers a unique, hands-on interactive dining experience. The ramen kits are made from scratch daily in San Francisco and will be shipped to all your teammates within the U.S. before the class! Did we mention you can also taste-test four different sakes? Learn the best ramen recipe tonkotsu with your team and how to make ramen noodles in general.
Want to add some surprise magic to a weekly team meeting or reward your group at the end of a long week? The Experience of Magic is your answer. Hosted by an award-winning magician who is specialized in astonishing magic with everyday objects, this magic show will give your team an experience they can’t get anywhere else.
2020 has been flat-out stressful. Why not bring your team together and take a live Meditation & Stress Management Class guided by the experts? Bring stress-relief, meditation, and balance to your team as you learn how to improve your health and happiness.
In this epic virtual graffiti workshop, your team will be led step-by-step by veteran graffiti instructors. Each guest will receive a custom art kit which includes everything they need to create their own graffiti letter piece. The class can even be customized based upon the bold statement your team wants to make - inspiring words, initials, project name, the possibilities are endless!
Creativity is the foundation of any innovative team and the key to great mental health, resilience, and strong relationships. In this Creative Confidence Workshop, every team member will receive a creativity kit before the class. Inside the box is a curated selection of wood pieces, hardware, adhesives, and other secret materials designed to get your creative juices flowing! Delivery is available worldwide.
This Amazing Cyberspace Race gives your team an opportunity to explore famous cities & landmarks around the world from the comfort of your home using Zoom and Google Maps street view! Teams will race against one another to solve clues that take you across the globe.
Are you a huge fan of escape rooms like us? In this virtual escape room game, your team will role-play as a group of detectives hired by a client who has been kidnapped and locked inside a room. The client (your host) has some information and locked boxes - you must tell them how to escape the room!
Get your team active and eliminate any stress or tension that may be getting in the way of being productivity superstars! This group fitness class even includes a curated Fit Kit that can be delivered anywhere in the world. The kit includes fitness equipment, recovery tools, and a sweat towel to create a truly unique workout. All fitness levels are welcome.
Want to explore more virtual happy hour ideas or team building activities? Check out Offsyte Discover.