Community building activities, such as virtual icebreakers, online puzzles for groups and Bingo are easy ways to enhance remote work interactions and are quickly accessible and enjoyable.
If you know your team well, devise ice breakers that focus more on their personalities and traits; this makes the game more intriguing and exciting!
New Friends Bingo is an engaging icebreaker activity designed to get students interacting and bonding during an icebreaker activity. Hand out or project New Friends Bingo cards for each student and have them record when they see a friend with certain characteristics (fun facts, quirks, hobbies or achievements; such as plays a musical instrument or can do hand stands). When complete vertical rows have been achieved the first player shouts out “BINGO!!”
Create your own Bingo board with categories aligning with course goals like sustainability and resilience, or download and customize one using Microsoft Word to suit the learning outcomes. Add extra fun by providing a timer as an instant motivating tool; prizes may help – award a small gift to those who win rows or entire boards first!
Team building during bingo games focuses on getting to know team members in fun and engaging ways, such as creating personalized trading cards with each team member’s portrait, nickname and any interesting facts they might not yet be aware of. Players pass around these cards from person to person until someone scores a full row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) shouting “BINGO!”
Human Bingo is another fun way for participants to get to know each other by asking a series of questions that reveal more about their colleagues, from trivia about fun facts about them or quirky habits or achievements e.g. have they ever appeared on television or can do hand stands.
Team members create headlines about what they anticipate their company or department will achieve in the near future, then pin these announcements up on a wall and discuss each concept, discussing its feasibility and impact before discussing whether any opportunities may exist that can hinder team success. This exercise can provide excellent opportunities to uncover hidden potential as well as any roadblocks to team success.
Students may find it challenging to form relationships with their neighbors or socialize in groups, so prizes and timers can help facilitate participation and keep people on task. Prizes that relate specifically to community initiatives – seed packets, first aid kits, coupons from nearby shops or restaurants or discounts on membership at a community garden or fitness center are especially effective ways of encouraging students’ involvement.
Human Bingo is an engaging networking activity designed to uncover hidden facts about teammates while creating stronger bonds and communication bridges between team members. Questions range from fun facts about them and unusual hobbies or accomplishments e.g. have they ever appeared on TV or can do a handstand. Each game can be tailored specifically to suit the needs of a particular team and achieve maximum results.
Download and customize our print-ready resilience or community bingo templates and add categories that reflect the needs of your team – such as greening a neighborhood, hosting food- and farm events, climate and energy challenges or environmental awareness campaigns.
Building any community requires considerable energy and time. For its growth, however, a community needs a clear vision with goals that motivate members of its membership to invest their resources and time towards projects that have positive side effects.
Human Bingo is an engaging team building activity designed to foster networking. The app presents teams with questions regarding their colleagues’ unique skills, hobbies and achievements – this could include anything from fun facts such as whether or not someone likes pickles to more in-depth questions such as whether someone has ever appeared on TV or creates origami artwork.
At its heart, this kind of empowerment exercise benefits from being accessible to everyone regardless of location or technology use, and doesn’t cost the organization any money compared to retreats or parties. Prizes are an effective incentive as well; consider offering seed packets, first aid kits or coupons to local shops as prizes to motivate employees.