A strong team is a connected team. Whether you and your colleagues are working together in the office, from home, or a combination of both, it’s important to bond outside of work. And while the usual happy hour gatherings may not be appealing right now, you can still get together–and have some fun–with a shared virtual experience.
The recipe for an enjoyable virtual gathering is simple: one creative idea, a willing group, and some simple deliverables to make your experience unforgettable. Think of these as virtual party favors–only your guests will receive them before your event, so they can be enjoyed while you’re together online. For example, if you’re hosting a virtual cocktail making class, send everyone on the team a gift box of ingredients ahead of time, so you can mix together.
To make your virtual team event even more memorable, invite an expert to teach the team a new skill or guide them through the experience. Your expert can provide a valuable new perspective, and make it fun for everyone to participate too.
And if you like the idea of a creative virtual gathering but coordination isn’t your gig, Irvine Company customer Jack Nadal International (JNI) can arrange and deliver everything needed for a fun and unforgettable virtual team experience.
There are a ton of great gathering ideas, from chef-led culinary experiences and personalized workouts to virtual magic shows and cocktail classes. Inspired by JNI, here are a few ways you could connect with your team in a virtual gathering:
- Get your hands dirty with a plant party. Create a succulent garden or terrarium together, and allow everyone to show off their creations at the end.
- Say cheers with a virtual craft beer tasting. Or upgrade your happy hour experience by trying a gin or whiskey tasting party, and share ways to taste and appreciate the very best.
- Everyone can be an artist with a virtual wine and paint night. Getting creative on a canvas is a great way to relieve stress and encourage creativity. And the wine helps too!
Whatever you choose, a creative virtual gathering is definitely an out-of-the-box way to connect.
Need some help planning and delivering your virtual engagement? Contact JNI at [email protected] for more information, plus a 10% discount for Irvine Company Office customers.