Virtual Scattergories (and More!)

Virtual Scattergories (and More!)

With people working remotely, we understand how hard it can be to develop your team.  Here are two virtual team-building ideas that are easy to deliver and proven to be effective.  Enjoy!

Team-Building Discussion

3 Questions to Ask Yourself in a Crisis (approximately 30 minutes)

No one wants to go through a crisis; however, there are opportunities that can emerge in times like this that will never happen otherwise.

Using a virtual team meeting to process these three important questions is a great way to make sure people are showing up well during of this defining moment.

Step 1 – Send this article (click here to download) to your team members 3-5 days before the virtual meeting.  Be clear that they need to read the article before the meeting and encourage them to think of their answers to question #1 and #3.  You can also share this link with them to help them with question #1:

Step 2 – Schedule a 30-minute online meeting with Zoom or another video conferencing option.

Step 3 – Spend 5 minutes welcoming the group and reviewing the key messages from the article.

  • Start by having each team member share a “defining moment” in their lives – to break the ice, start by sharing one of your own.
  • Next, ask each person to share the three values they have chosen for question #1 – a bonus would be for them to share how they’ve lived out these values over the past month.
  • Finally, go around and have people share ways that they have been making time for the 3-5 people they identified in question #3.



Virtual Scattergories (approximately 15 minutes)

Carve out some time to deliberately build relationships and team connections at your next virtual meeting. This icebreaker will provide your team members with a much-needed boost of fun and friendly competition.

Step 1 – Explain the rules and objectives of the game:

  • In the 3-minutes provided, players must find an answer to the 12 questions.  Each answer must start with the letter you choose (Use the first letter of the last name of the first person to join the meeting).
  • Players score one point for an answer no other player has given.
  • Players score zero points for an answer that duplicates another answer a player has given.
  • You cannot have more than one answer per question.
  • Acceptable answers that are proper nouns and using alliteration scores one point for each word using the letter (ex. Candy Cane).

Step 2 – Present these 12 questions (click here to download) to the team by either sharing your screen or putting them in the chat feature.

Step 3 – Start the time, and after the 3-minutes has ended, go around and hear everyone’s answers for each question.  Make sure to recognize the person with the highest score with a virtual standing ovation.

Have fun!


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