Even as cities begin to open back up, our world is still undoubtedly changed in many ways. Many schools and companies are not transitioning back into full-time, in-person schedules any time in the foreseeable future. As “Zoom fatigue” sets in for the organizations that have been working remotely for months, teams need highly engaging virtual tools to connect more than ever.
Here are 4 great activity ideas you can try at your next team meeting to make sure your team stays engaged.
Engaging Activity #1: Guess About Me
Objective: Learn unique facts about other group members
How to: Have each member of the group think of something no one knows about them that they feel comfortable sharing.
Using your virtual meeting’s whiteboard each person must type something unique about them no one knows on the whiteboard (be sure not to include names). These need to be specific. Zoom has a whiteboard feature within the annotate tools. If you’re a G Suite user, the Jamboard is a great interactive tool. There are also a variety of other whiteboard tools available online.
Next, have the meeting administrator organize the facts for everyone to see and randomly pick someone to have the group guess their unique fact.
Last, after the group shares their guesses, have the individual share their unique fact with the group, to see who got it correct.
Repeat this until all participants have shared their unique facts. This is a fun way to encourage team members to discover their commonalities and bring the group closer by learning more about one another.
Example: Give them examples of things to share, like tattoos, pets, hobbies, vacation spots, where they went to school, etc.