Best Virtual Team Building Ideas

Best Virtual Team Building Ideas

Virtual Escape Rooms

Virtual Escape Rooms

  • Amazing storylines
  • Tap and Reveal technology
  • Cryptic clues, puzzles & challenges
  • Interactive fun host
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual Horse Racing

Virtual Horse Racing

  • Amazing racing software
  • Place bets, train horses
  • Live host / bookie
  • Brilliant graphics & commentary
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual Cocktail Making

Virtual Cocktail Making

  • Highly interactive class
  • Cocktail boxes delivered to your door
  • Alcohol & ingredients included
  • Professional mixologist
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual Murder Mystery

Virtual Murder Mystery

  • CSI meets Virtual Cluedo
  • Thrilling storyline
  • Solve the crime, catch the killer
  • Clues, witnesses, explore
Rating 5.0 of 5
Spy School

Spy School

  • Espionage style challenge
  • Develop spy skills
  • Cryptic codes, lip-reading
  • Head spy host
The Virtual Team Quiz

The Virtual Team Quiz

  • Professional online team quiz
  • Fun, competitive, interactive
  • Quick fire question rounds
  • Variety of pub trivia games
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtually Killed

Virtually Killed

  • Investigate a crime scene
  • Designed by ex-Scotland Yard Detectives
  • Intense murder storyline
  • Based on a real case
The Virtual Social

The Virtual Social

  • Up to 8 games
  • Energetic event host
  • Friendly competition
  • Seasonal questions
Rating 4.8 of 5
Virtual Musical Bingo

Virtual Musical Bingo

  • Super fun event
  • Interactive live DJ host
  • Non-stop music hits
  • Professional setup
Virtual Chocolate Making

Virtual Chocolate Making

  • Make chocolate truffles
  • Chocolate boxes delivered to everyone
  • Interactive chocolatier
  • Christmas festive options
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual Around the World

Virtual Around the World

  • Global themed challenges
  • Huge variety of tasks
  • Visit over 22 countries online
  • Professional briefing & wrap-up sessions
Beat the Screen

Beat the Screen

  • Ideal for active teams
  • 3 fun interactive rounds
  • Physical challenges
  • Profes­si­onally hosted
The Heist

The Heist

  • Criminal minds
  • Find the diamond
  • Teamwork & commu­nica­tion
  • Event presenter
Virtual Rogue Agent

Virtual Rogue Agent

  • Secret agent tasks
  • Breakout grouping
  • Remote teamwork
  • Clues & evidence included
Virtual Away Day

Virtual Away Day

  • Energising challenges
  • Engage team remotely
  • Custom-made solutions
  • Work together!
The Daily Kick Off

The Daily Kick Off

  • Daily energiser
  • Remote team activity
  • Share productivity tips
  • Creative tasks every day
Crafty Workshops

Crafty Workshops

  • Choice of workshop
  • Crafty kits delivered to everyone
  • Interactive workshop host
  • Festive options
The Kidnap

The Kidnap

  • Investigate together
  • One team member is trapped
  • Commu­nica­tion is key
  • Expertly hosted

What are Virtual Team Building Activities?

Games for remote teams are moral boosting events that can take place online and include participants from all over the country and worldwide.

Times are truly changing, as bonding together is more important than ever. With an increasing number of people remote working, it’s easy for colleagues to feel less motivated and lonely.

Mental health is a huge part of society nowadays with many people already worried about long periods of working alone. Mind, the charity for better mental health, have created an article with 12 tips to support yourself and colleagues.

Remote virtual games for teams or individuals are an excellent opportunity to come together and communicate on a more informal basis. Think of these UK remote team building activities as a swap for your usual social drink after work or talkative coffee break midday.

What Are Virtual Team Building Activities?

Are There Different Remote Team Building Ideas?

Just like normal team events, our remote team games are all different to cater for every type of group. Businesses are dealing with a lot more variables nowadays, so no matter how big or small or where they are based, your team is will have challenges and games to suit.

We have short energising online activities that are perfect to motivate colleagues at the start of the day to full on problem-solving events and even a virtual CSI activity run by ex-Scotland Yard Detectives. Whatever event you are trying to plan for there will be some ideas to suit! Even for the end of the year, our virtual Christmas parties have been extremely popular.

Best 7 Virtual Team Building Activities in the UK

What are the Benefits of Team Building Activities for Virtual Teams?

Right now, the biggest benefits of using online activities is they promote inclusivity, motivation and positive mental health. For teams who are used to working closely in an office, virtual ideas are a great way to bring back that sense of belonging and membership.

As mentioned above, mental health is extremely important for yourself and your employees. By putting in a plan including daily chats, face to face using software like Microsoft teams, and fun activities for remote staff then we can all help overall wellbeing.

Why Choose Funktion Events for Virtual Team Building Events?

Event planners will definitely save you time and money, but why choose us specifically to take the reigns and organise your team outing?

Tried and trusted, Funktion Events have been trading for well over 13 years. We organise 1,000's of events each year for a variety of companies. From big, global orga­nisa­tions to small local traders and everything in between.

Why Choose Funktion Events for Virtual Team Building?

Connecting Global Teams

Before the pandemic, orga­nisa­tions were using online games for remote teams to create a sense of teamwork and a flow of commu­nica­tion. This still stands today and is easier than ever with a larger variety of activities on the market.

Boosting Mood & Outlook

It’s easy to get that sinking feeling when home alone and working. Make sure the lines of commu­nica­tion are open, colleagues are talking daily and people’s mental health isn’t suffering in silence through regular games and activities.

Improving Resilience

Ever heard the phrase ‘you get what you give’? If you give your employees some fun, friendly and competitive online team building games the team will become more resilient. This is especially important if your business is in an industry at risk in 2020.

Building Teamsnline Itinerary

Unlikely attributes can rear their heads in times of confusion, and you never know what team spirit can come out of remote working. Build on these feelings and instil a sense of “we’re in this together”!

Increasing Productivity

Sometimes workers can feel strange and unproductive when they’re sat right next to their beds or in their living rooms. By creating daily, weekly or monthly remote team activities you give everyone something to look forward to in the work week.

Preventing People from Feeling Isolated

If you’re the event organiser it’s likely your respon­sibility to make sure all employees aren’t feeling isolated. This can be difficult when everyone is scattered. Make your job a little easier with a fun virtual team event.

Free Online Team Building Games Vs Paid Activities?

Since the lockdown in the UK, many articles about free online games for employee engagement sprang onto Google. You'll have access to articles boasting 25 free games or 50 free challenges.  Great news, Yes!

Well, not really.

Once you start reading the games, you'll soon realise that they aren't suitable for most businesses or won't achieve the desired outcomes you'd expect from a colla­borative team event. The saying you get what you pay for is 100% true when it comes to combining technology, people and events.­  Our virtual team building activities for work have been tried and tested prior to being launched and ensure that engagement and motivation outcomes are achieved.

What is a Remote Worker?

Remote work allows profes­si­onals to work at home or location outside of the traditional working environment. So instead of having to travel to the office or workplace, remote workers can operate wherever they please.­

The major benefit to the employee is the flexibility this provides, whereas the main benefit to the employer is the saving on workspace rent. For a more detailed explanation of remote working we found Remote Year an interesting read.

What is a Remote Worker?

What do I need to be able to Participate in Virtual Team Challenges?

What devices will I need?

Virtual team games can be played using any smartphone or tablet.

Do I need a webcam?

Yes, for the best experience you need a webcam.  Most smartphones, laptops and iPads come with webcams as standard.

Will I need access to the Internet or 4G?

Definitely.  You will need to be able to join a video conference with your remote worker colleagues so you can join in the fun and interact together.

What video conference software do I require to have a Funktion Events virtual team building event?

We recommend Zoom.­ It offers the best experience and most functi­onality for remote team building activities. See more information on Zoom here.  However,­ if your business uses alternative video conferencing software,­ we should be fine to still run the challenges.

Can remote workers take part in virtual team games anywhere in the world?

Of course. That is the real benefit of virtual online games that anyone, anywhere can enjoy interacting with their remote workers.  We believe that remote team building activities will be around for a long time because it is so accessible.

Reviews for Virtual & Remote

Rating 5.0
Robert Haynes
11th December 2020
Thought the chocolate class was fantastic. From speedy commu­nica­tion to the actual event itself.
Rating 5.0
Kate Kinninmont
11th December 2020
I just wanted to say thanks for all your help in organising the event. I found something to fill the time between the 2 activities and all ran smoothly. I was really impressed with how responsive you were throughout the process. I will definitely be recommending Funktion to other people.
Rating 5.0
Rosalind Barron
11th December 2020
We really enjoyed the game, thank you! I had a lot of positive feedback about it afterwards. And we thought our host was really great as well, he was a lot of fun and really personable.

Thanks so much for helping us out at such short notice, it really helped to make our Christmas party a lot of fun.
Rating 5.0
Thomas Wright
8th December 2020
Everyone had a good time and got into the spirit of it (pun intended)
Pass on my thanks to the team.
Rating 5.0
Jane Pitt
8th December 2020
Our virtual Murder Mystery Christmas party was brilliant! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and with plenty of laughs. Given that we are such a small team, I wasn’t sure that we would fill 90minutes, but the time flew by.

Helpful and seamless orga­nisa­tion, would definitely recommend to others.
Rating 5.0
Evans
8th December 2020
Thank you for arranging this last minute for us. Once we sorted a few issues with the deliveries, everything else went great.
Rating 5.0
Karen Waugh
4th December 2020
The event was great fun - everyone really enjoyed it.
Rating 5.0
Tamara Ristic
2nd December 2020
The event went really well yesterday and people enjoyed themselves! The cocktails were also very tasty!

We appreciate your help with sorting the few hiccups on the way and we wanted to say thank you very much for helping us organise this event.
Rating 5.0
Natalie Rodrigues
2nd December 2020
Just wanted to say thanks for arranging yesterday, everything went well.
The team really enjoyed it !
Rating 5.0
Gina Thompson
1st December 2020
Thank you for a great event! Luke was a brilliant host, and we all enjoyed it enormously – please pass on our thanks to him, and to all the team who made the whole thing so easy.

I’m happily recommending you to colleagues!