The current times have changed pretty much everything – from the ways we work to ways of communication and leisure time spending. All of this is influencing employees to become more demotivated. This is a valuable factor to consider during a pandemic because people lack the inspiration to do their creative activities which is one of the main causes for the loss of motivation.
To help you out, today we provide you a list of activities to keep your team motivated and also have fun during the way. We guarantee you that these activities will be beneficial not only for motivating your colleagues, but also will help to build your team stronger.
1 Hold Virtual Competitions 🥇🥈🥉
With these, you get to identify your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Use your smartphones to take photo challenges within your team. We suggest to organize cooking competitions, do DIY challenges or create something that has never been seen before. The key is to identify the person’s hidden talent in a short period of time. Congratulate the winning members and let them share their tricks of perfection.
2 Virtual Night Outs 💃
Let everyone have the good feelings of having night outs by utilizing the virtual internet sources. Watch some online movies and give your opinion about them. Have a heart-to-heart discussion with your colleagues about how you are currently feeling. Go to virtual zoos or gardens and explore these places together. This will help you in communication and collaboration, and everyone will have a good time.
3 End the week with an open team session 🗫
This is best carried out by the end of each working week to help team members get relieved of the weekly working load. Create topics of discussions to start the sessions and ensure to try and get all team members to take part. Discuss the problems you have during work – maybe a team member could help you out? All for one and one for all, right? 🙂
4 Challenge your members to a game night 🎲
Game nights are great fun. To keep up the spirit during the ongoing pandemic, you might need to be more creative with the possible activities for the game night. To make it more interesting, ask everyone on your team to come to this event with their own game. However, to make it a bit more challenging, ask for the game to be related to some things where team strengths and weaknesses could come out so that you know your team better during the working hours. These types of events will help you see some things in people that are not visible in the casual work life.
5 Get outdoors 🏕️
Since summer is coming and restrictions are slowly being eased, have small gatherings within your team. Many of them are probably exhausted by having virtual meetings all the time, so having a picnic is a great way to give workers a change for some social interaction offline. Fresh air and communication never hurt anyone, so definitely give it a try!
6 Wine tasting 🍷
Before we start to get into this section, we suggest to drink responsibly! For this, all you need is your device for the online meeting, your colleagues and wine. Before your e-party, discuss with your group which wine you are going to taste later on. Then, everyone needs to go and buy the chosen wine for your party. During your meetup you will have the opportunity to taste it and share opinions with your colleagues. This is a good way to wind down after the work week, as well spend time with your colleagues.
You see, during this situation, we can still be motivated and enjoy the fun. Despite of the online meetings and stressful situations, such events will get you together and create unvisible connections between team members to satisfy the needs for socialization.