How to Do Trivia for Remote Teams Right
Looking for ways to make your remote team meetings a little more fun? Just like in-person meetings, these virtual gatherings can get dull, especially meetings that are over an hour long or that get bogged down in details. One way of injecting some fun to these meetings is to add a few virtual trivia breaks. These give your team members a chance to stretch their mental muscles and focus on something else for a few minutes. During that time, their subconscious may continue working on the problem at hand and actually arrive at a solution.
But how do you do these trivia breaks in such a way that they provide the break you need? Here are a few tips that we’ve put together that will help you alleviate boredom and stimulate your team members’ creativity.
How Does Remote Trivia Work?
There are a few different ways you can do virtual trivia games for remote teams. First, they can be the focus of the meeting. You can set aside this time to have fun and give your employees a chance to interact and get to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere. Second, you can do remote trivia contests or quizzes as part of your meetings. They can be a good warmup to get the mind working, or they can serve as a break. Trivia lets your team focus on something else for a few minutes, and that can be just as nice for the mind as standing up and walking around is for the body.
You can put together both types of trivia, but we can help you with the first option. Our virtual team trivia experts work with teams of all sizes, and we’re here to handle all of the work for you. We have some set trivia questions that we can use for your team’s trivia game, or we can work with you to create a custom game that focuses around your industry, your clients, or your company. Our standard themes focus on everything from pop culture and people to health and seasonal events such as holidays.
You don’t have to worry about creating the questions or providing us with information if you don’t want to. Our standard themes are designed for both US and global employees, and we will create a list of trivia questions from our banks that fit your company and your team. Just let us know what you need.
When Should You Have a Remote Trivia Contest?
There’s no wrong time to have one of these trivia contests, but there are a few times when you can really harness the benefits of such a contest.
One great time for trivia is when you have new employees come onboard. You can use the trivia game as an icebreaker and a chance for your seasoned team members to introduce themselves to the newcomers. This will help them get to know each other before they begin working together. It’s also a good way of kicking off a new year or when you have reorganized departments and have people on a team that haven’t worked closely together before.
On the opposite end of the timeline, having a remote team quiz can come at the end of a long project or after the company has completed a lot of large projects. It can serve as a way of taking a break and mentally resetting before beginning work on the next task.
If your team is mostly remote, you may not have the option of gathering in person for events such as an annual picnic or other group activity. In that case, you may want to create a virtual company day where your team can have fun and relax a little. Doing remote trivia and other activities can be a good way of giving people a chance to hang out and get to know each other a little better.
What Platform Should You Use for Virtual Trivia?
There are a number of different online meeting platforms out there. Zoom is one of the most well-known and popular, but it’s not the only option. We have experience using many of these platforms, so we will likely be able to use whichever video chat program you use to host team trivia. The main features we need are the ability to create breakout rooms for each team so they can work together without the other teams hearing them.
What Do You Need to Do?
We can take care of everything for your remote team trivia event, from creating the questions to sending out the email invites. Our team handles all of the hosting duties, scorekeeping, and more. All we need from you is a list of your employees and their emails, plus any information you want us to use for custom questions. Other than that, we will handle everything to do with your trivia, remote hosting, and scoring. If you have any questions or want to talk about holding an online trivia contest, contact BreakoutIQ today.