It’s going to be a while before the kinds of teambuilding we were used to, where attendees build something together or participate in a physical activity, start up again. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do remote teambuilding, says Sharon Fisher, president of Play With a Purpose.
Fisher is the go-to resource for business games, the creator of the Play Room at IMEX Americas and has spoken about and led numerous teambuilding activities at Prevue’s Visionary Summits over the years. She is slated as a speaker on the topic of “Combinatory Play” at our Innovate! Summit, which is being rescheduled for early next year. Here is a sampling of her remote teambuilding offerings:
Personality Styles in the Age of Remote
This exercise begins with each person taking an abbreviated personality test to understand their strengths and those of their team members. For example, a “Red” is Dominant, characterized by being results-driven and competitive, while a “Purple” is steady, sincere, patient and modest. The testing is followed by an open dialog about the results, what they mean, and how to best position the team.
GoRemote is an app with hundreds of challenges played remotely on people’s devices. Team members can work together on some activities and contribute their personal creativity to others. The game can last from one hour to two weeks and includes the ability to combine pictures and videos into a virtual awards ceremony.
Escape! the Mob
This game begins with a mysterious video where each user is incriminated in a mob heist. They must exonerate themselves by proving where they were on that night, with just a bag of clues to help.