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7 Reasons Online Team Building is Worth Buying

For some reason, any post that starts “7 reasons” attracts readers. So we thought we’d have a go. Online team building is what we do, so this post offer 7 reasons for you to do some. In fact, not only why it’s worth doing but why it’s worth getting the professionals involved. In other words, why you really should buy it and not run it yourself.

First, then, the list. In reverse order. Why not – it surely adds to the drama that way?

7. The professionals know what they are doing
6. Online team building is easier to schedule
5. Online team building is more environmentally friendly
4. Online team building is cheaper than running events in person
3. Online team building involves everyone
2. Online team building is fun
1. Online team building reflects the way you work

Now for a little detail on each of the points, in the same order as above.

7. The professionals know what they are doing

Last on our list, but obviously an early plug for involving us. We can’t speak for everyone who offers online team building activities, but we’ve been doing this for many years. In fact, we launched our first online option in 2008. Try finding another provider that can claim to have been active in the online community as long as us. More importantly that that, what that means is that we have a track record that gives new clients the confidence that our options will deliver for them. Our client list is impressive and second to none. And every client will talk kindly on our behalf. You can check some testimonials for us here. No one wants to be responsible for organizing a badly received event. Make sure yours isn’t! And there’s only so many trivia quizzes people can stand. Move up to a professional event!

6. Online team building is easier to schedule

The logistics of getting a group together increases exponentially with the size of the group, of course. But even getting a time for small groups to all come together in-person can be challenging. You have to factor in the travel time as well as the time spent physically together, of course. And if the event is planned to run for more than one day and include hotel accommodation, you also need to factor in personal commitments that may clash with a stay-over. When people join an online event, you only have to worry about scheduling the actual time they spend together.

5. Online team building is more environmentally friendly

Let’s compare an online event with an in-person event. Even if your in-person event is for people who are geographically close together – perhaps even work at the same office – they have to travel to the event.

Online team building activities are friendly to the environment

Unless they all drive electric vehicles, that’s going to affect the environment. And if any have further to travel to the venue, we’re probably talking about flights to get there and get back after the event. More pollution for sure.

4. Online team building is cheaper than running events in person

This is almost a copy and paste of reason #5. All the things that are environmentally unfriendly also cost more. Travel can be expensive. Unless you keep it in-house at your offices, hiring a venue isn’t free. And if anyone needs accommodation, the costs can really start to mount. An online team activity requires none of that. Everyone already has what they need to attend. A computer, an internet connection and a browser.

3. Online team building involves everyone

Many teams are hybrids. That is, have some people working from an office and some working from home. Those that work from home can often feel excluded from the team when in-person events are run and they are not invited. An online event allows all to join in equally.

2. Online team building is fun

We think team activities should offer more than just fun (see this post for details). But fun is a vital element, that’s for sure. A fun event that everyone enjoys can impact positively on team effectiveness if the activity is structured just right. We know that people are different. One person’s idea of fun could be very different to their team colleagues. So our options offer great variety so everyone not only can but will want to join in. Fun guaranteed!

1. Online team building reflects the way you work

Anyone considering adding an online team building activity to an event they are planning is likely to do so because their team is split geographically. That may be because the team is spread across a country, across different countries and even spread across continents. The key thing is, though, that they will use technology as the platform that binds the different team members together. Our activities do the same thing. Which means that not only are they fun but, for those looking for more than just fun, they offer an insight into how the team can improve. Basically, our online options are relevant to the way your team works day-to-day. So the learning can be powerful. All in addition to providing a fun time for everyone!

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