#2 Weekly Hangout
Ensure your remote team meets virtually as often as they need to.
Many brilliant collaboration tools will help your remote team keep up to date on what is happening in the physical office.
Also, make sure you have a weekly hangout that isn’t work-related. So, for example, every week, you could have a different theme.
It could be a movie hangout, karaoke hangout or games night. Whatever happens, ensure everyone can come together online to share some time that isn’t about work.
#3 Group Chat
Again, I’m sure your remote workers will use group chat tools to discuss current projects and tasks and introduce fun group chats.
Find out what everyone is interested in and go from there. You could have a fitness group chat. A tech group chat, a movie group chat. A ‘meme of the week’ group chat is a fun place to start. Who doesn’t love a meme!?
#4 Leaving drinks
Leaving drinks are pretty much the staple of a team-building session. Everyone feels like they have to go along to somebody’s leaving drinks, and usually, the leaving drink turns into more leaving drinks, and before you know it, you’ve missed your train home.
Hey, we’ve all been there.
So, to give those leaving the team a chance to say goodbye, why not organise a remote ‘leaving drinks’ party and encourage everyone to get together online with whatever drink is appropriate at their point in the day?
#5 Team Collections
Okay, team collections are just the worst thing for Assistants to organise (cards left on people’s desks, money going missing, nobody giving any money).
But they make people feel good, so why not keep the tradition with your remote team? Many online team collection sites will help you organise the next birthday gift, baby shower present, or leaving card.
#6 Book Club
A monthly book club is an excellent way for people to get together and bond over a common topic. Pick a book; you can do this through an online poll. Choose a date everyone has to finish the book and a date that everyone can discuss.
Pick five questions to get the conversation started, and off you go. Maybe you could ask your organisation to front the cost of the book. That would be a nice incentive!
#7 Team Spotify Playlists
Again, this one is just an excellent way for the team to get to know each other better, and when you work remotely, you listen to a lot of music.
So, why not ask everyone to assemble their own Spotify playlist that everyone else can access? You’ll find the team will bond over a shared taste in music, and there will be many “I can’t believe you listen to that noise!”