As many of us have shifted to hybrid and online working, we've witnessed a rapid increase in the availability and popularity of online games and activities. With the unique features of online collaboration, such as chat boxes, virtual backgrounds, internet access, and fun reactions, these exercises can help make virtual meetings more engaging and enjoyable. By incorporating these elements into your online meetings, you can take advantage of the interactive and collaborative nature of online platforms, creating a more vibrant virtual workspace.
Get everyone to change their name and turn off their camera. Then you can have an anonymous chat together on an important topic.
Free Breakout Rooms
Create different breakout rooms (Ex. the complaining room, the story room, the introvert room, etc.)
Vote in the chat
Use the chat as a way to vote on an answer or to choose something to discuss
Show up the number of fingers that represent your degree of agreement. 5 = I completely agree ! 1 = I don't agree at all.
Turn your camera off if...
Use the camera either as elimination in a game, or as a replacement for 'stand up if you...'
Screen share the audio of a song while you lip sync, reading the lyrics online.
Heads Up - Guess a word that is displayed on your forehead.
Undercover - Try to guess who is undercover in a group.
"Virtual Meeting Rooms: Modern Online Meeting Facilities" by Jutta Pauschenwein and Marion Winkler. This book provides practical tips for designing and conducting virtual meetings that are engaging and productive.
"The Power of Virtual Meetings: How to Create and Run Engaging Online Meetings" by Paul Axtell. This book offers strategies for creating online meetings that are interactive, engaging, and effective.
"Remote Meeting Playbook: A Practical Guide to Designing Engaging Video Meetings" by Matt Mullenweg. This book provides a step-by-step guide to designing and facilitating virtual meetings that are effective and engaging.
"Mastering Virtual Meetings: Designing and Delivering High-Impact Online Meetings" by Markus P. Keller. This book offers practical advice for designing and delivering virtual meetings that are engaging and productive.
"Virtual Meeting Intelligence: Master the Art of Online Collaboration" by Chris Tuff. This book provides strategies for mastering the art of online collaboration, including tips for designing engaging virtual meetings.