It’s Friday and we are feeling fired up!
Our tech team brought some excellent news to our attention this week – After the hard lockdown was announced, we saw a drastic drop in all key recruitment statistics across our client base. This month, we have seen an upturn in the number of placements, a very noticeable increase we might add!
This is a clear sign of the resilience and perseverance that all of you have shown. We would like to acknowledge and congratulate your efforts. Despite the challenges, recruiters are leading the charge in getting South Africans back to work and getting our economy going again.
We salute you!
Keep the momentum going!
As we celebrate this important milestone, we thought we would share some remote team building ideas with you. It’s very important for us to take a moment to acknowledge our victories, no matter how small they may be.
Research shows that team building effects these 4 major outcomes:
- Cognitive: Team members are able to communicate and learn more efficiently.
- Affective: Teams develop a better understanding of one another’s feelings and emotional needs.
- Process: People performing different parts of the work process are able to fit their processes together more effectively.
- Performance: Improvements are seen in individuals and the team overall.
Have a bit of fun and bond over one of these remote team building ideas:
- Guess the Emoji Board:
In preparation for the game, each team member should screenshot their recently used emojis. Each person has up to five minutes to guess the five most used emojis by each of their teammates. Reveal the answers and award points for accuracy, getting the emojis in the correct order or most similar. Then, have a good laugh at how well the emojis and personalities match up!
- Two Truths and a Lie:
This is a traditional icebreaker that works really well on group video conferences. Each member of your team has a turn to come up with 3 statements about themselves. They should all be somewhat believable, which is what makes this fun. Two statements are true, while one is a lie. The rest of the team needs to guess which is which.
- “Do You REALLY Know Your Team?”:
Ask all your teammates to answer three “about me” questions. (i.e. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?; What’s your favorite holiday destination?; If you were an animal, what would you be?) Share the answers and have the other team members try to pair the answers with the right person. Once everyone has guessed, reveal who gave what answer. If the results are interesting/surprising, ask one another to explain. It’ll get people laughing and learning more about each other.