Team Building Statistics: We surveyed managers and employees

Posted: Thursday, Sep 23 2021

We Surveyed Managers And Employees And Here’s What We Learned

During the pandemic, virtual team building gained popularity as companies adapted to remote work and hybrid team situations. But just how many companies participated in virtual team building? Are they still doing it? Does it actually work?

We conducted a survey with business professionals to answer these very questions and more! Keep reading to learn how companies are using and benefiting from virtual team building.

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Virtual Team Building Statistics

These virtual team building statistics show how companies relate to the topic.

#1 When ranking the attributes of an effective team, leaders rank “morale” and “communication” as more important than “talent.”


#2 63% of leaders felt team communication improved after participating in team building activities. 61% of leaders felt team morale improved.


#3 44% of leaders cited retention as a challenge over the last year.

retention statistic

#4 31% of teams do not invest in team building activities.

virtual team building investment

#5 80% of companies do not team build at least once a month. Only 20% of companies team build monthly or more often.

virtual team building monthly frequency

#6 55% of leaders feel team culture would improve if their company invested more into team building.

virtual team building company culture statistic

#7 68% of team leaders say “building a great team culture” is one of their Top 3 priorities. 27% listed it as the #1 priority.

virtual team building statistic priority

#8 73% of employees wish their company would invest more in team building.

virtual team building statistic morale

#9 44% of employees feel morale is “okay,” bad,” or “very bad.”

employee morale statistic

#10 Financial Investment

58% of employees at companies investing less than $25 monthly per person feel that morale is “ok” “bad” or “very bad.”

In comparison, only 25% of employees at companies investing more than $25 per person feel morale is “ok” “bad” or “very bad.”


#11 59% of remote teams used virtual team building to combat the challenges of working remotely during COVID-19.

virtual team building and COVID

#14 36% of leaders who manage remote workers cite collaboration as their biggest challenge.


Conclusion? Virtual team building is important!

No matter how your company chooses to implement it, the virtual team building statistics demonstrate that it is a worthy investment!

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