34 Morale-Boosting Employee Engagement Activities During COVID-19

26 Virtual Employee Engagement Activities During COVID-19

1. Virtual Yoga or Workout Classes

2. Virtual Happy Hour Trivia

3. Online Happy Hour

4. Virtual Team Pursuit

5. Cook Together Online

6. Virtual Clue Murder Mystery

7. Games on Houseparty

  • Heads Up!: This is a video-chat version of the hilarious game from Ellen DeGeneres. Players provide clues for a word that one person tries to guess.
  • Virtual Trivia Games: Choose from 18 different decks that cover a range of topics and test your coworkers’ trivia knowledge!

8. Virtual Code Break

9. Play Virtual Pictionary

10. Virtual Game Show Extravaganza

11. Host Virtual Lunch and Learns

12. Virtual Trivia Time Machine

13. Among Us

14. Virtual Beach Staycation

15. Jackbox Games

16. Virtual Escape Room: Jewel Heist

17. Virtual Book Club

18. The Virtual Do-Good Games

19. Movie Night on Teleparty

20. Virtual Trivia Championship

21. Two Truths and a Lie

22. Virtual Office Olympics

23. Donut on Slack

  • Social + watercooler: Facilitate daily conversation prompts in channel, virtual coffee meetups, CEO coffee lotteries, and lunch roulette
  • Remote or hybrid employees: Create remote team lunches, daily donut meetings, and cross-department introductions
  • Learning: Run peer mentorship programs, code review pals, and sales demo buddies
  • DEI + ERGs: Organize discussion groups on diversity, equity, and inclusion and support employee resource groups
  • New hires: Connect new hires through onboarding buddies, new hire lunches, or job shadowing

24. Virtual Social Shuffle

25. Water Cooler Trivia

26. Virtual Icebreaker Games

  • If you could instantly become an expert in anything, what would it be?
  • What would the title of your autobiography be?
  • You’re going to sail around the world. What’s the name of your boat?

8 In-Person Employee Engagement Activities During COVID-19

1. Emotional Intelligence Training

2. Volunteering

3. Practical Time Management Training

4. Company Potluck

5. Clear Communication Training

6. Paint Night

7. Wild Goose Chase

  • Parkour: Take a picture of three team members jumping over an object that’s at least waist-high.
  • Beautiful Mind: Snap a photo of a team member proving a well-known mathematical theorem on a chalkboard.
  • Puppy Love: Take a photo of all of your team members petting a stranger’s dog at the same time.

8. Cardboard Boat Building Challenge

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