Written by Sheetal MunjalSep 22, 2020

In this article, we will explore why building a successful and powerful team becomes so important when employees are working remotely, and what the difference is between team trust and team morale in this context. Below is an excerpt from a recent article on team trust and morality in the workplace. 

Team Building activities help your team to interact and have fun, to foster creativity, and to improve virtual employee retention. 

Use these tips to maintain morale and build team trust, even when working in a complete different context, in times of uncertainty. At the moment, morale could be boosted, so try a change to teamwork. This will make your remote employees feel included, part of the team even when working from home, which is essential in managing a distributed team. Try to use this as a tool to build trust in the workplace, not just in remote work environments. 

Lead with trust

Trust can be defined as the firm belief in somebody’s reliability, honesty, capacity, or power. It is imperative to create a healthy culture. Once trust is built into a team, workers realize that they can rely on each other to do the right thing, take responsibility for their decisions, and have the backs of people once they step out on a limb, take a chance, or make a mistake. Trust not only offers a sense of protection at all levels of the company, but it also gives workers the ability to push the boundaries of innovation, teamwork, creativity, and productivity. Without trust, the entire structure of the company is at risk. 

Happy hour   

Make your meetings fun by scheduling them during your morning coffee break or lunch break, and encourage team members to share how their day went and how your team can support them throughout the week. Chat a little before and after the meeting and focus on the positive aspects of work from afar, not just the negative ones. Events are an excellent way to strengthen the morale of the team and to enable employees to engage in conversation on another level. 

Virtual team building 

Virtual team building helps to strengthen and reinforce the positive aspects of your remote team culture, not just the negative ones and leads to greater positivity and healthier work culture. If you have that value, you have a much better chance of building a positive and healthy team culture.

Team buildings can help your team relax, stimulate creativity and imagination, and help team members build trust. There are games, challenges, and exercises you can do with your remote employees to build stronger bonds. 

Some people enjoy sole responsibility, but individuals who are motivated to share responsibility may find teamwork - building activities - more enjoyable. They are ideal for people who enjoy building their teamwork muscles and they are a great way to build a strong bond between the team. 

Team building activities

Besides strong leadership, one of the most effective ways to build team morale remotely is to play and engage in activities together. There are more ongoing team-building practices, but these can be a great way to keep your team members engaged on a regular basis. 

Team Building activities promote entrepreneurial skills and connect the team through activities that are not directly related to the workplace. As the results of a recent study by the University of California, San Diego School of Management show, strong teamers have higher morale and are better for business. Organizations that invest in virtual team building have a more creative, communicative, and productive workforce, which is a huge competitive advantage.  

Flexible work arrangements

Although there may be workers who choose to go to a physical office, others may prefer the comfort of getting work from home. And for the moment at least, guidelines allow many to continue to work remotely, where possible. If you are careful to be flexible and ensure that the whole team is involved, it will boost your team's morale from afar. This gives your manager the flexibility to make virtual teamwork and helps him to build trust between team members.

Building a powerful company culture means building trust and morale while working with virtual teams.    

Have some fun as a team 

Whether you're playing games that bring your team together or sharing funny photos of your dog on your escape channel, it's important that your team has an outlet where distant employees can socialize and behave vulnerably without the work context. Take part in multiple team building games to have a total connection with your employees in real-time. Like Blind Drawing, Group Timeline, What’s My Name, The Perfect Square, etc. - these are the fun games to increase employee confidence, collaboration, and engagement everywhere and everywhere.

Sharing success strengthens team

Sharing Success Stories with the team in order to motivate employees to start sharing more positive feedback with each other a way to support the morale of the team. Recognition and appreciation will always help to keep confidence in the team-high no matter where you work, and for remote teams, it can give a much-needed boost. If the team is looking for more independence and autonomy, team building activities are a great moment to communicate this to your employer. 

Keep communication open   

Virtual team building activities can help to improve communication between team members and at the same time create a sense of shared identity when strategically planned and implemented. If you have a team of people from afar with different levels of experience and goals, a team from afar - building a game - could spark friendly debate and be a best practice for a project with nebulous requirements. We need an out-of-the-box approach that encourages communication and builds confidence in our team's ability to work together in the face of challenges and challenges. 

It takes a little more effort to build confidence in a team that is developing from afar, but there are clear ways to achieve it. Honestly talking about work issues and blockades and sharing small victories is crucial to improving cooperation in remote teams. Team members feel safe when working remotely, so there is a clear way to achieve this no matter how small or small. 

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