Okay, so first things first, these virtual team-building activities are actually fun. Because we’ve all been subjected to enforced fun, but enforced fun on Zoom? Haunting, genuinely. But in the modern world of hybrid and remote working, building rapport with your team can be a challenge, especially if your team members are halfway across the globe. Virtual team-building activities help connect teams in a meaningful way without the pesky logistics involved with in-person activities. And in our experience? If you pick the right activity, they can often be even more successful. Plus, you know, once it’s done you can close your laptop and get on with your life, rather than having to trek back to the office with the boss or, heaven forbid, be subjected to more enforced fun with dinner or drinks.
So, as you can tell, we’re definitely here for virtual team-building activities – when they‘re done right. They can be fun, stimulating and rewarding ways to build camaraderie among team members, as well as a good way to reward employees for a job well done. So, without further ado, here’s our pick of the games and activities that we think you should check out, from virtual bingo to scavenger hunts, pizza-making classes and watercolor workshops. All you have to do? Have fun. (Yes, really!)
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Who makes the cut? While we might not have tried every single activity featured, we've based our list on top reviews, popularity and partner insights to find you the best activities. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.