47 Fun, Easy Virtual Team Building Activities for 2021

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 16 2020

With more people working from home than ever before, there have been a slew of new inter-office challenges.

When groups lose daily, face-to-face interaction with co-workers and colleagues, they also risk losing the connected synergy necessary for a high-performing team! In a Buffer survey of over 3,500 remote workers, the issues that remote workers struggled with the most were communication, collaboration, and feelings of loneliness. The solution? Virtual team building activities!

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Using Zoom is often the default for a virtual team building activity

What is a Virtual Team Building Activity?

Virtual team building is a way to gather an entire team – from wherever they are in the world – and have them participate in an activity aimed at boosting communication, morale, collaboration, and connection.

Although the main goal of virtual team building activities is to produce high-quality work while on the job, you don’t want your team to feel like remote team building is a chore. Instead, virtual team building activities should be relevant, accessible, and even fun! If well-designed and executed, remote team building activities should be something that your team looks forward to when they see it on the calendar.

Virtual Team Building Activities

There are many different virtual team building exercises, and we recommend trying out as many as you can to really engage your team! Trying out different activities will also give your team a chance to discover what you like and what works best for you to bond and develop professionally!

Team and Skill Development

Each and every one of these activities focus on the skills absolutely necessary for high-performing groups – communication, trust, creativity, listening, and critical thinking.

1. The Escape Game’s Remote Adventures

Remote Adventures are real escape rooms you can play from your home or office over Zoom! All 60-min games are live and hosted by The Escape Game’s guides. If your goal is to build morale, Remote Adventures are fun, exciting, and definitely out of the norm for the average work day. Your team will be talking about the event for a long time to come.

If your goal is to develop your team and strengthen communication, few activities do that better. 90% of teams surveyed said that team communication improved following their team building experience at The Escape Game. Remote Adventures can accommodate groups of up to 200 team members and can be played over any free video conferencing software, like Zoom!

2.The Escape Game: Unlocked for Teams

Unlocked for Teams is a wild online escape room race. All participants join a Zoom kickoff call where they learn to play and be briefed on their mission. Groups are then broken up into teams of 7-8 secret agents who race to solve a mystery before other teams. The first team to stop infamous art thief, Vincent Hahn, wins the day! Because the event starts with everyone in the same conference call, your team leaders kick-off the event or lead a debrief when it’s over. Unlocked for Team can also accommodate an infinite amount of players, so this is a great activity for your whole company!

3. Virtual Murder Mystery Party

Ever wanted to play the board game Clue in real life? Well now you can do it online! That’s right — with the Whodunnit app, you can attend a murder mystery party right from your home. With detailed instructions on how to host, attend, dress up for, and participate in the virtual party, your team can try and figure out who the killer is! This activity is perfect for a fun-loving group who can appreciate the theatrics and has a flair for the dramatic.

4. Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Doing an online scavenger hunt is a great virtual team building activity

A custom scavenger hunt is a great activity to get your team moving and exploring! With Scavify, you can “mix and match challenges that educate, encourage exploration, create interaction, increase team building, or align with anything else you want to achieve.”

Within the app, you can create customizable scavenger hunts that suit the needs of your group from tourist destinations, university campuses, and itineraries specifically tailored to remote employees! Then users can reference their digital dashboards to stay updated on their progress and track their completed items.

5. The Pitch

Get your large team collaborating on a common, work-related goal that’s still a ton of fun. In this virtual team building activity, teams have to create a “pitch” to present to the host/rest of the team. First pick a type of idea to pitch, like “write a company jingle” or “pitch a commercial idea.” Then, the large group divides into smaller teams that meet on Zoom Breakout Rooms to work on their plan. After the allotted time runs out, teams present their pitches and a panel of judges chooses the winner!

6. Virtual Team Pursuit

In Virtual Team Pursuit, groups attack physical, mental, skill, and mystery challenges, then earn points for each successfully completed activity. The even is hosted via Outback Team Building’s app and the team with the most points at the end wins!

7. Mock Shark Tank

Put your team’s creative, persuasion, and presentation skills to the test with a game of Shark Tank! In this game, the team leader acts as the “investor,” and groups come up with a fictional product to they pitch to the investor. The team whose pitch gets picked is the winner!

8. Blind Origami

This is a great game for teams to use if they want to build trust and strengthen their listening skills. Break your team up into pairs and send one person in each pair an origami pattern with instructions. You can easily find them on a variety of craft sites like origami.me. Either over video or instant messenger, the person with the instructions will guide their partner through each fold and rotation of the paper until they have finished creating their masterpiece. Whoever’s result is as close to the actual design wins!

Virtual Team Building Games

Sometimes your team just needs to have a little fun! Depending on your company and group culture, some friendly competition may be the best virtual team building activity you could choose!

9. Quiplash

Quiplash is a fun, quick, and easy game that allows teams a chance to collaborate and laugh together. First, players pull a virtual “card” containing a prompt like “Give a better name for France.” Then, players come up with the funniest answer that they can think of and the rest of the group will vote to choose the best answer. Whoever’s answer wins, win that round! The game accommodates up to 8 players, but up to 10,000 audience members can weigh in on the votes. So, if you have an extra-large team, everyone can take turns playing and voting!

10. Fishbowl

Looking for a cross between Taboo and charades? Fishbowl is it! Using cards with various words on them, teammates will have to get a bit silly in order to win! Players alternate to try and get their team to guess as many words as possible in the allotted time. There are three rounds in each game: first Taboo, then Charades, and finally a Password. The team that guesses the most cards in each round is the winner!

11. Team Trivia

Virtual team building activities keep a team strong

To really build connections between team members, you can create a trivia game based on each individual! Of course, keep things fun and light with questions like, “Where was _____ born?” or “How does ______ take their coffee?”

A super easy activity, team leaders can do this at the beginnings of meetings to lighten the mood or as a more competitive event with prizes for the people who get the most answers correct!

12. Virtual Pictionary

Pictionary is a classic game where a player tries their very best to draw an object or phrase and have their team guess what it is. Scribbl designed a virtual Pictionary game that can be played in private, online rooms. You can also create your very own Pictionary game by gathering a list of topics (“cards”) for your team to choose from and then draw out on a piece of paper. Just make sure the paper is visible to the whole team while you’re drawing!

13. Game Night with Jackbox Games

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned game night. Well, since this one is 100% digital, perhaps it’s a good, NEW-fashioned game night! Either way, Jackbox Games has a variety of games that you can play with 3-8 players and hundreds to thousands of audience members. You can choose from standalone games or purchase an entire party pack so your team can choose from a few different games each time you play. No matter what you pick, your team is sure to have a blast a with each other!

14. Kahoot!

Kahoot created a fun software that allows team leaders to create quizzes for their groups. They’re a great way to get team members involved with each other by asking questions that are pertinent to their jobs, the company, or themselves. You can keep things light and fun with this virtual team building activity by asking questions that don’t carry any weight – you want to inspire your team to think about their answers without putting them in a mindset that feels like they’re right back at work. Or, have each team member send in a fact and create a quiz where people try to guess who it belongs to! Remember, this is all fun and games that has the added bonus of bringing team members closer together.

15. Virtual Game Night In

Game Night Out was originally created to be an in-person event where teams of people would go out to and have a game night together, rather than going to a host’s house. When social distancing rules were put into place, they created Game Night In so everyone could safely participate from their own homes, but sill benefit from having a host provided by Game Night Out. Your group will be divided into multiple teams for this virtual team building event and play games that focus on skill, logic, strategy, pop culture knowledge, and more.

16. Houseparty

Don’t worry, no one is opening their home up for a party! We’re keeping things virtual, remember? Houseparty is an app that allows small teams to come together for some game night fun. There are four games available on Houseparty: Heads Up!, Trivia, Quick Draw, and Chips and Guac!. This handy app makes it easy for up to 8 people to join and play some of their favorite games right from their phone.

17. Mario Kart Tour

Sometimes, there’s just nothing like a throwback video game. This version of Mario Kart can be played right from each individual’s iPhone or Android, and it’s completely free to play so you don’t have to worry about making sure everyone has the same gaming console at home. Mario Kart allows you to race through worlds as a team to instill a little bit of friendly competition. Note: each team member will have to play a few rounds until the multiplayer option is unlocked.

18. Psych! App

Outwit your teammates with this fun app designed by comedian Ellen DeGeneres. In this team building exercise that you can play on Zoom, one person will have to make up fake answers to trivia questions, with the true answer hidden among them. If someone chooses the real correct answer, they get a point. However, if they choose the Psych! answer, the player who provided that answer would get a point for each person that guessed it.

Activity-Based Events

Competition isn’t for everyone! Maybe your team would benefit better from an activity solely focused on bonding through a shared experience!

19. Recipe Swap

Everyone has to eat, and many people are eating at home much more than they’re eating out these days, so why not make a little fun out of it? Have each member of your team write down their favorite recipe and send it to another person in the group. You can either send everyone off to make it themselves and report back with pictures and their thoughts on the recipe, or you can make it a group activity by having everyone hop on Zoom at the same time while they make their assigned dish. The latter method can be great for building team communication because each original recipe holder is right there to answer questions!

20. Tiny Virtual Campfire

Can’t get the team together for a camping trip? Not a problem. Bring the camping trip to your home – complete with a campfire! Okay, not a real one. This virtual team building exercise is hosted by Tiny Campfire, and they provide everything that your team needs to feel like they’re sitting around a campfire with the team. One week before your scheduled event, they ship out a tiny campfire kit that includes a mini candle, wood matches, and s’more ingredients. During the event, a Camp Counselor facilitates team building activities like little competitions, ice breakers, ghost stories, and more!

21. Virtual Farm Tour

Is there anything that makes people happier than seeing farm animals living their best lives? It’s debatable! With a virtual farm tour from Sweet Farm, you can brighten up everyone’s day with a livestream of various rescued animals. Once you’ve singed your team up for a “Goat-2-Meeting,” the host will send you a link for the video conference. During the event, they will give a brief farm tour and introduce your team to the animals that they see along the way. It’s the perfect way to end a long, hard week at work!

22. Movie Night

If you’re looking for a virtual team building event that is just about kicking back and relaxing together, a movie night is the way to go! Teleparty connects right to Hulu, Netlifx, Disney+, and HBO Max, synchronizes the video on each viewer’s screen, and opens a chat feature so people can make comments about the movie without interrupting anyone’s viewing experience. 

23. Pasta con la Nonna

Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook Italian delicacies like an Italian grandma? Now, you can with Airbnb’s virtual team building events. There is a different recipe for each day of the week, so your team just has to decide which recipe sounds the most enticing (or easiest), book a date on the calendar, and then show up to the event! The host will send out information for the live streaming event along with a list of ingredients and tools each person will need.

24. Painting Class

Paintly takes a concept that was popularized by “Paint and Sip” events and transfers it to the virtual world! They make it super easy for everyone to get involved in this virtual team building event, so all your team has to do is sign into the video conference on whichever platform you choose. Paintly will send an instructional video and a customizable paint kit to each team member. You can even ask them to add a snack or beverage! Settle in, maybe grab a glass of wine, and put your creativity to the test – everyone’s creating their own masterpiece with a virtual painting class!

25. Coffee Roasting Up Close and Personal

If your team loves coffee, they might be keen to learn where it comes from. This Airbnb virtual team building experience takes you right to Columbia, where some of the best coffee in the world comes from. They will walk you through the entire process from hulling the coffee beans, to roasting them, and finally, grinding them up to brew a cup of coffee. This is a great activity for teams that don’t want to have too much interaction with the event – all you have to do is watch and enjoy!

26. Virtually Explore Central Park in NYC

Through an Amazon live virtual experience, you and your team can travel the world without leaving your homes! New York’s Central Park is a sight to behold, especially in the wintertime when the snow falls. The virtual adventure takes you on a “walk” that is a half-mile long. Along the way, a virtual guide will share some secrets about the park’s past as well as point out significant monuments. Keep in mind that this Amazon experience can only be viewed by one computer, so you may need to set up a screen sharing system with your team.

27. Virtual Cooking Class

To get your team to participate in a virtual team building cooking class, send each member the ingredients that they need to buy and have someone take the lead in showing everyone how to make an epic lunch! Take notes on each meal’s appearance and have each person give tasting notes, too. When everyone is done eating, have a vote for whose meal came out the best! If the first round goes well, you could make this a weekly event by having the winner choose next week’s meal.

28. Meet My Bees

Head off to Portugal and Meet Joana and her bees in this Airbnb virtual experience. She will introduce your team to her beehive and teach everyone about their super pollinating powers, anatomy, and how to bring more into your own garden! There will also be a fun quiz during this team building activity to see how much you already know about bees. If you book around the holidays, you can take part in a special Christmas tradition with Joana and her bees.

29. Virtual Open Mic

Get to know your team’s hidden talents with a virtual open mic night! This remote team building activity can be a great way for people to show off, or just sit back and enjoy the presentations – no pressure to participate! To facilitate this event, have everyone sign into the video conference room of your choice, and take turns on the “mic.” To make things flow smoothly, have a sign-up sheet before-hand that will show who goes when, and what they’re performing.

30. Learn How Leather is Made with Hardmill

Go on a journey through a small leather workshop in Seattle and see how leather is made, learn how to identify quality leather, and shop for some exquisite pieces for yourself after the tour! Keep in mind that this Amazon experience can only be viewed by one computer, so you may need to set up a screen sharing system with your team.

31. World’s Top Coffee Masterclass

Finally, you can learn how to brew that perfect cup of coffee! Be careful with this one… your team might be asking for some new coffee equipment the next time you’re all in the office together. Most people rush in the morning to get their caffeine fix and they don’t care much about what is in their cup as long as it perks them up. This class teaches the nuance of coffee so your team can craft their own perfect cup every morning and make coffee an experience that they can truly enjoy.

32. Virtual Tour of Prague

For one hour, a host will walk you through the streets of Old Town Prague. While weaving stories of the town’s history into your tour, the host will also point out significant landmarks like the church the inspired Cinderella’s castle, the world’s oldest functioning clock, and the location where Mozart conducted the premier of Don Giovanni. Keep in mind that this Amazon experience can only be viewed by one computer, so you may need to set up a screen sharing system with your team.

Virtual Museum Scavenger Hunts

33. Van Gogh Museum

Grab your team and head virtually to the Netherlands to explore the Vincent Van Gogh art museum! The Escape Game has created a free scavenger hunt that prompts players to hunt through the museum and find objects like “a portrait with a pipe,” and “a spotted veil.”

Simply send the link to your team and begin your adventure! Feel free to customize the scavenger hunt with if you’d like! Click here to explore the museum!

34. The Getty

You and your team can find yourselves at The Getty in sunny California with this virtual scavenger hunt by The Escape Game.

There are six buildings at the Getty, so this hunt would be perfect for larger groups that can split up into teams! Just make sure you get a screenshot “standing” in front of the item that you have to find so you can check it off your list. Click here to explore the museum!

35. The British Museum

Hop over the pond to London, England and explore over 8 million pieces of work at the British Museum!

The Escape Game has a list of items that you and your team can hunt for while exploring some of history’s oldest artifacts.

The first one to complete their list wins! Click here to explore the museum!

36. National Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs, insects, crystals, oh my! Check out all the wonders at the National Museum of Natural History in New York City with the virtual scavenger hunt from The Escape Game.

This virtual team building exercise is fun for groups of all sizes and can be played anywhere in the world! Click here to explore the museum!

37. National Air and Space Museum

One of the many historically significant things to see in Washington D.C. is the National Air and Space Museum.

Grab the scavenger hunt list from The Escape Game (or create your own!) and clink the link for a virtual tour of the museum.

Screen shot yourself “standing” in front of items on the list and find every item before the rest of the players so you can win! Click here to explore the museum!

Quick and Free Virtual Team Building Activities

38. Virtual Coffee Break

Taking a coffee break is an important part of office culture in some workplaces. If your team has been sent home to work remotely for the foreseeable future, they might be missing these small moments of casual camaraderie with their co-workers. Schedule an optional coffee break into your day and have everyone sign into your Zoom conference room. Just let the conversation flow freely for 10-15 minutes and give everyone a chance to clear their head before they get back to work.

39. Team Dictionary

One of the most interesting things about language is that it can be manipulated and changed to suit different needs. Heck, it can even be completely made up sometimes! When you spend a lot of time together, there’s bound to be some words and phrases (real or fake) that spark certain memories. Grab a notebook and a pen – or open a Google Doc… it is 2021 after all – and start compiling a list of all the terms that stand out to your team. Write down their definitions, too! It will be fun to reminisce on old memories and have a language that only your group understands will strengthen ties.

40. The 5-Minute Personality Test

This quick and fun personality test is perfect for team building because it helps each participant discover a little bit about themselves – and about their team members. Learning how different people work will enable each person to understand them a little bit better and hopefully give them insight to their strengths and weaknesses. Once these have been uncovered, you can get a clearer picture of where each person fits within the team. For example, this five-minute personality test divides people up into four categories: Lions, Otters, Golden Retrievers, and Beavers. If you have a lion in your midst, you may want to put them in a position of leadership. Once everyone is finished, spend a few minutes discussing the results. Do you agree? Why or why not?

41. A Penny for Your Thoughts

This game was created by Michelle Cummings of Training Wheels, an online team building service. Each team member brings a penny to the event with them. They check the date on the penny and tell a story about something significant that happened to them that year. Encourage the group to get creative here! If the date was before their time, have them try to think of something that happened in history that may have created a butterfly effect and led them to where they are today.

42. Map Your Team

Create an interactive map on Pollev and have each member of your team put their current location on the map! This activity is especially fun if your team is all over the world. If you are all in the same area, you could map our significant locations. For example, the farthest place they have traveled, their favorite place to get dinner, or where they went to school.

43. Show and Tell

Challenge your team’s quick thinking and creative skills by asking them to grab an object within arm’s reach and tell a story about it in one-minute. The story doesn’t have to be true! It can be as funny and bizarre as they like. 

44. Daily “Get to Know Your Team” Questions

This activity can be really easy to implement into your team’s everyday routine. Say you have a meeting every morning to kick off the day. You can do a quick little team building exercise at the end of every meeting by asking each member of your team to answer a question about themselves. This might be “what was your dream job when you were 8 years old?” or “where do you most want to travel to?” To add some competition to this remote team building exercise, you can have a quiz at the end of each week to see who learned the most about whom!

45. Virtual Dance Party

Leave your team on a good note at the end of every day by hosting a mini virtual dance party! Have each person take turns picking a song that everyone can shake off the stress of the day to. It can be fun to see the different music tastes that you have floating around in your group, and you might find a new favorite song or two!

46. Typing Race

Put your team’s typing skills to the test and see who has what it takes to out-type the rest! This remote team building exercise can be a fun way to fill some time with a little bit of friendly competition. Plus, it might ignite a fire in your team to sharpen their typing skills! One great aspect of this test is that it can be done individually at any time. If your team is in different time zones, it might be hard to get everyone together for a single group activity. With this typing test, everyone can take it when it’s convenient and record their scores in a sharable document like a Google Doc. For a comprehensive list of other typing games click here.

47. Two Truths and a Lie

This game is a really fun way to learn about your team while putting their quick-thinking skills to the test. Each person goes around and thinks of one fact about themselves and two lies. The other members of the group will have to determine which one is the lie! 

And there you have it! Our 47 best virtual team building activities for remote workers! If you’ve never planned a virtual team building event, we are willing to risk a bet that you have a few questions about how to get one all set up for your team. Just like any event, there’s a lot that goes into scheduling a team building exercise. You have to be cognizant of each individual’s schedule, how accessible a game is to the members in your group, and what you think your team will be interested in. These next two sections will give you some tips for virtual event planning and answer some frequently asked questions.

Virtual event planning tips

When you’re planning a virtual team building exercise, you want the event to go off as smoothly and successfully as possible. A well-executed event will ensure that your team gets value out of the experience, so they’ll look forward to the next event! Use the following tips to help you with the planning process.

1. Understand your audience

Even if you’ve been working with a team for some time, there’s always the possibility that you don’t really understand who they are and what they like. But that’s exactly what you’ll start to learn as you start to plan and execute these events!

A few weeks before the event, let your team know that you’ve got some ideas in the works and ask them for their input. Consider sending out a survey that asks questions like:

  • What types of events are you most interested in? (provide a list)
  • How comfortable are you with technology?
  • How often would you like to participate in team building events?

2. Post the event on a shared calendar

Give your team ample notice for the event and put in in a calendar that everyone has access to. Make sure you send out an email that notifies your team that a new event has been added!

3. Promote the event

Make a Facebook Event for your virtual team building exercise and get everyone who’s going to attend to RSVP. This can be especially helpful if you’re working with a pretty large group and you don’t have direct contact with every member. Send out regular emails to everyone on the company email list and promote the event on social media, too. Utilize every avenue so no one can say that they didn’t know!

4. Make sure your event is accessible and inclusive

This tip is especially important if you are inviting people that you don’t work directly with every day. You never know the circumstances that may prevent someone from being able to participate in an event so double-check that you’ve got clear audio, captions, large font, and high color contrast.

5. Ask for feedback

At the conclusion of the event, send out another survey that asks your team how everything went. If you were to host a similar event in the future, is there anything that they would like to see done differently? What would they like to see more of? Are there elements that you should eliminate?

Use these tips for virtual event planning and your remote team building exercises will start off with a bang and get better every time.

You now have everything you need to create a fun and memorable virtual team building experience at work! Or – from home, rather. There are so many great options to choose from on this list. You can select whichever ones you think will work best for the members of your team and rotate through or pick a new one every week until you’ve tried all 47! Team building is a necessary element for groups of all sizes and it’s more important than ever now that so many of us are working from home, unable to have that face-to-face connection with our co-workers and colleagues. Start working better together with a virtual team building exercise!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I budget for a virtual team building event?

There are many virtual team building events that are completely free. Otherwise, you can often find pricing by going to an event host’s webpage, or by asking for a quote.

What if part of my team works in the office and part of the ream is remote?

The great thing about virtual team building events is the fact that they can be done form anywhere! Your team that works in the office will just need access to a computer to participate in the event.

How often should I plan team building events?

You don’t want to plan too many team building exercises and burn out your group. Even if an event is a ton of fun, they may feel like they’ve had too much stimulation and start to check out. Plan out a team building schedule that works for your group. It might look like one small event at the end of every week and one big event every month. 

How far in advance should I plan my team building event?

You can start planning a month or so in advance. You want to give yourself ample time to work out the kinks that come along with event planning and give your team enough notice, so they aren’t caught off guard.

Why do some team building activities fail?

If your team building exercise encourages too much socialization over skill building, or creates too much competition between team members, it may not work. You want to find events that meet somewhere in the middle – that facilitate bonds while pushing team members to do their best and accomplish a task at hand.

Other team building activities fail because they were planned by someone that doesn’t understand their group very well. For example, if you have a group of people what work well together, but they’re pretty introverted otherwise, an open mic night might make them uncomfortable. 

For even more team building ideas, check out this post from our friends at TimeDoctor.

Why are Virtual Team Building Activities Important?

Aside from giving teams a chance to kick back and have some fun, virtual team building helps to foster connections that are necessary for mental wellness in individuals and the general wellness of the team, at large. If individuals are feeling isolated from their teams, they likely aren’t going to collaborate well, even if they have in the past. Going months without seeing co-workers and colleges in-person can damage the professional (and personal) relationships that they have with one another. When these relationships are damaged, there’s no doubt that the team as a whole will suffer.

Virtual team building is so important because it gives individuals a chance to (re)connect with each other in a meaningful way – to have some fun with one another and remind themselves that being an active participant in a group leads to higher rates of success and increased feelings of self-efficacy. 

If there’s one thing that the whole world needs more of right now, it’s genuine connection. That can be hard to find in a climate where it is unsafe to be less than 6-feet from another person at any given time. Virtual team building activities are meant to provide individual team members with a feeling of closeness to the others in their group, so they are reminded that they’re all in this together.

In order to foster an environment that produces high-quality work from high-performing teams, employers are going to have to make a serious effort to build up team morale. We believe that one of the best ways to do that when working remotely is to gather up some virtual team activities that your group can participate in regularly – from the comfort of their home!

When Should Virtual Team Building Activities Be Utilized?

Virtual team building activities aren’t only meant for groups that have already been established! They are also a great way for new people to get introduced to one another or to find people that you want to recruit into your already established group. There’s almost never a wrong time to utilize virtual team building exercises, but just in case you need some inspiration, here ya go:

Recruitment – Hiring team members without the ability to meet them face-to-face can be a daunting task. Using remote team building exercises can be a great way to introduce recruits to the team and get them acclimated in their new virtual work environment.

Leadership development – Placing someone in a leadership position during a virtual team building exercise gives them a chance to sharpen their skills in a low-stakes environment. It also helps team members learn their leader’s style of work, develop trust, and provide feedback.

Culture and team building – Every office has their own culture that influences their work. Virtual team building exercises give a work place the opportunity to instill that culture within their employees by taking them away from their work, temporarily, to show them what is important to the success of the company. Many companies like to show their employees that they are the most important contributing factor to their success, so their happiness is of utmost importance.

Special events/conference entertainment – If your company is gearing up for a special event or conference, it might be the perfect time to let loose and have some fun with people who are outside of your everyday team. 

Employee appreciation – Virtual team building exercises can be a reward for your team’s dedication and hard work. It’s very important to remind your employees that you appreciate them continuing to perform well during these uncertain times.