After almost two years of working from home, it’s safe to say that virtual meetings are here to stay.
Are you looking to host your first-ever hybrid virtual event? Congratulations! Hybrid events represent the future of networking and strategic corporate planning — you’ve made an important first step in increasing accessibility for remote colleagues and stakeholders.
With seemingly no end in sight to the pandemic, virtual events unsurprisingly continue to be on the rise. Whether the host is a corporate event or meeting planner, it’s important to reflect on how well any virtual event goes. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What needs changing for next time to make the event even better?
The corporate events industry has faced unprecedented challenges for close to two years now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As bustling conference rooms become a distant memory, corporate event planners are embracing the demands of the “new normal” by organizing virtual meetings and conferences.
Now is the perfect time to start considering planning your 2022 virtual retreat ideas for your employees. A virtual retreat is a great way to help your virtual team interact and connect online. Depending on your overall goal in mind, a virtual retreat can come in several shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking to plan a virtual escape from the hectic workday or gather the team to connect for a non-work-related touch base, virtual retreats are great for helping with company morale and team bonding.
Icebreakers are a great way to foster connections with large groups in the workplace. Whether you are putting new hires through their first week of orientation or looking to connect virtual employees with their colleagues, icebreakers can alleviate any awkward tension and help the group get to know each other quicker.
If you have a remote-based team, you may start to run into some challenges keeping employees' spirits high and ensuring that everyone is comfortable and happy with their teammates. Even though we often spend more than eight hours a day working with our team, it can be hard to connect with them on a more personal level when things get busy. Scheduling quarterly or monthly virtual employee engagement events is an effective solution that can show your company values team building and encourages connections among team members.
If you’re looking for a way to take team building online for a virtual team building experience, you’re in the right place! This list of ten virtual connection games will help your team get to know each other better while safely participating in a virtual space.
It’s no secret that work cultures are changing – the recent pandemic showed us that. Over the past two years, businesses have had to adapt to working remotely rapidly – no more water cooler chats or communal morning coffee greetings and gossip.
Grab your microphone and get the crowd ready, because these icebreaker jokes are sure to get some laughs (disclosure: some of them may be at you). It can be hard to get to know people, especially co-workers and members of your team, without breaking the ice a little first. You can try out some of these cheesy jokes to see if they’ll crack a smile. If not, keep reading to find some other, better ways to break the ice that don’t require you being a stand-up comedian.