As we turn to a bigger virtual presence in the workplace, it’s important to make efforts to maintain morale and cultivate inclusion among team members. But how do we do this? Virtual team-building events are a great way to engage teams, as well as foster belonging, during this period of uncertainty.
Here are three quick tips that can help create a transformational experience for your remote team:
Activate the Five Senses
The more senses involved in any activity, the easier it is for our brains to learn and retain information. During a virtual event, provide participants with some guidance around this so everyone can share in an experience they each created. For example, incorporating cooking and food preparation is a fantastic way to utilize the senses and take a virtual event to the next level.
There's nothing like a little friendly competition to bring people together. Competition acts as a motivator and can also add structure to any virtual event. Because our brains are hardwired to learn through play, even just a few minutes of competition can make a deeply positive impact.
Create a Sense of Belonging
We all want to feel included, particularly in times of stress and uncertainty. Therefore, in order to create a sense of belonging, be sure to create an environment that allows equal participation.
Lajollacooks4u incorporates the above tips (and more) into its signature team-building cooking events, now provided in a virtual format. To learn more about how your team can come together, cook delicious California cuisine and create unforgettable memories, visit www.lajollacooks4u.com.