Singapore’s government moved to phase 2 level restrictions on June 19. It has been 3 months since the CB(circuit breaker) started. Our working style has changed so quickly, getting used to having online meetings and working from home. There is an acronym “MBWA”, which stands for “management by wondering around”. What this concept means is basically managers spending part of their time listening to problems and ideas of their staff. This is hard to do in the current environment working from home. We think teambuilding is very important, and is easy to do online.
There are many ideas of teambuilding activities that can be done online. Some examples include “discuss with team about Tea vs. Coffee”, “online campfire with tea candle and marshmallow”, “trivia quiz party” or “dance party”. If you set the time (like 15 min), then you can set a challenge to find out more about your team member in such a short time. If you don’t have any other ideas, an “Online drinking party (Online Nomikai)” is the easiest way to bond with your team.
Because of COVID-19, many services have been established online for helping the teambuilding. Remo (https://remo.co/) is like a virtual café, where you can easily move from table to table and meet and chat with new people.
So, give it a try! You may start with only a 15 min talk about nothing with your team once a week.
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