Creative Team Meeting Ideas for Remote Teams
Companies nowadays aren’t sticking to the normal 9 to 5 office format that has been used for decades now. With the advent of the Internet, and its prominence all over the world and in every industry, companies are increasingly hiring people from different areas of their respective countries or from outside their country.
Since these teams are becoming more remote, the companies have to keep on their toes about more creative ways to conduct their meetings. In traditional meetings, every employee has to be present in the room while it’s being conducted, and it is no different with remote teams. The difficulty with remote teams is how to make those mundane meetings more creative and different.
Here we will share with you some of creative ideas to keep your remote team build a better report with the other employees and keep their attention high at the meeting.
Sharing their experiences
As with most remote teams, all of the different departments will have different experiences for the job that is being done. Letting the employees share those experiences will open the floor for different discussions about what is going on with the job at hand, and can bring the employees closer.
If one team member has a problem with something, and gets to share that problem or experience, another member can discuss the problem and help find a solution together. This in turn can ensure that other members of the team can go to one specific person if they encounter the same kind of problem. You as the employer can also troubleshoot and gain beneficial knowledge from the teams experiences.
Presentations from other Departments
Giving the different departments a chance to make a presentation about something they’re doing related to the current job can be a big boost for everybody. Since everybody is working hard on their current tasks, it can be easy to just blow over another department and disregard their work and the importance of it. Giving all of the departments the opportunity to make a presentation about their department will give everybody a better understanding of what is going on and how everything is working together.
These presentations can help in a couple of different ways. In one way, you can get important information out to the rest of the team. An important note that the IT department might have about security can be discussed in a presentation, or even going over some rules from HR. In another way, the departments can build a better report with other departments and help each other when problems arise.
Online team building exercises
Team building exercises are a great way to build the company culture that you want, and bring your remote team closer, despite their geographical location. These exercises can be done at the beginning or end of the meetings, with a new team and employees, or even with a team that has worked together before.
They’re a fun way to break up the monotony of meetings and build the team up. Because at the end of the day, if your team doesn’t work together, then everybody there is wasting time and energy on something they don’t want to be in.
Online training is a great way to keep your team abreast with all of the latest innovations and technologies, and can make your meetings more inclusive. Since technology moves so fast, it can be hard to keep up with what is current for your team. By bringing in different training courses at your meetings, your team will always be up to date and will also bring the team together because they will have to interact more with each other.
Business and technology will always be changing and growing. It seems as though remote teams will become the new norm soon, so the inclusion of a remote team to your business can make your business flourish.
These ideas are just a few small ideas to keep in mind as your company moves forward and starts to embrace the idea of remote teams.