Virtual Team Building: Making Virtual Teams Work

In the contemporary business world, a spectrum of paradigm shifts is transpiring with the ideation of a virtual work environment at the epicenter. Organizations are increasingly going remote or are embracing the culture of a hybrid workplace. In fact, even employees are more than happy to be a part of permanent remote working arrangements. 

More than 95 percent of employees would prefer to work remotely for the rest of their careers. In fact, at present, more than 58 percent of Americans are working remotely as per Findstack. Moreover, Upwork concluded that by the end of 2028, 73 percent of corporate departments will have remote workers. 

Clearly, the remote working culture is thriving at a prompt pace and it would not be incorrect to say that the future is virtual. However, to ensure that your organization’s remote working or hybrid culture succeeds, you ought to focus on some critical parameters. Needless to say, in this revamped corporate world, there are new critical factors of business success to deliver on. 

Among these determinants of high-performing remote work environments, virtual team building is something you cannot ignore as an employer. After all, an organization’s growth and advancement would always have a direct correlation to workplace relationships. Having said that, it becomes essential for every remote or hybrid company to invest in virtual team building. 

In this thoughtful blog, we look at some distinguished strategies that can optimize team building in a virtual work environment. So, let us get started without further delay. 

Make room for candid virtual conversations
If we look at the major challenges faced by remote workers, the lack of personal connections is one of them. In a virtual work environment, interpersonal connections take a back seat and virtual interactions become all about work. So, why not promote greater interpersonal connections in the virtual space?

Your employees will have greater motivation when they feel strong connections with their colleagues. Moreover, there would be greater trust and comfort between them when they have some candid virtual discussions. As a matter of fact, casual discussions in a virtual work environment will help employees overcome communication barriers.

To explain, as per SalesForce, inaccuracy in communication is the primary reason for project failures as per 86 percent of corporate people. Therefore, there is a need for stronger interpersonal connections among teams to promote prerequisite collaboration.

In this context, virtual coffee breaks, virtual movie nights, and virtual celebrations on special occasions can help in bridging the gap in interpersonal connections. Your employees will definitely bond well if they have the space to improve their relationships in the virtual environment. – Read more

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