Since the world has become increasingly virtual and seemingly less connected in some ways, it has become extremely important to find new and innovative ways to connect with your teams and coworkers. Everyone has a need to eat, so it makes a lot of sense to bring everyone together for a virtual shared meal to bolster the sense of community. Here are some ideas to get you started and they would definitely pair nicely with some good grub:
Host a virtual trivia game to test your team's knowledge. You can use online trivia platforms or create your own questions. Make sure to include a mix of pop culture, history, and science questions to keep everyone engaged. We would highly recommend Trivia as it integrates nicely with Slack or Microsoft teams. This is something that is used daily by the various Sharebite teams.
Participate in a virtual escape room challenge. There are many online platforms that offer this activity, and it's a great way to get your team working together and thinking creatively.
Host a virtual karaoke session where everyone can sing their favorite songs. You can use online karaoke platforms (such as Smule) or have everyone sing along to a playlist on Spotify.
Hosting a virtual talent show where everyone can showcase their talents can be a lot of fun. This can be anything from singing and dancing to magic tricks and comedy routines. Just make sure you have a designated emcee to liven up the show and keep the dead air to a minimum to keep it highly engaging.
With a virtual cooking class, you can’t have too many cooks in the kitchen. Virtual cooking classes are a way to connect with your teams while learning to cook a new dish together. You can use online cooking platforms or have a professional chef lead the class.
Host a virtual scavenger hunt where everyone has to find items around their house or workspace. You can make it as simple or as challenging as you like. Going with a theme can make it a bit more fun. Not sure what to scavenge for? Check out this helpful guide from teambuilding.com
No matter what activity you choose, make sure to have fun and enjoy the time spent with your team. Virtual team lunch activities are a great opportunity to bond and have a good time together, even if you're not in the same room.