3 Remote Teambuilding Ideas

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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! App

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.

Learn about Play With a Purpose’s other virtual business games here.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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