#2 Weekly Hangout
Make sure your remote team are meeting virtually as often as they need to.
There are loads of brilliant collaboration tools that 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 movie hangout, or karaoke hangout or games night. Whatever it happens to be, make sure 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 be using group chat tools to discuss current projects and tasks and introduce some 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 fun place to start is a ‘meme of the week’ group chat. 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 do make people feel good, so why not keep the tradition going with your remote team? There are loads of online team collection sites that will help you organise the next birthday gift or 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 a bit better and actually, when you do work remotely, you do end up listening to a lot of music.
So, why not ask everyone to put together 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 a lot of “I can’t believe you listen to that noise!”