Hybrid Team Building Activities
With teams mixed between in-person and remote, hybrid team building events are an ideal way to connect everyone.
Back in October of 2020, Corporate to Canvas was one of the first to pioneer the hybrid model. While social distancing, masking, and sanitizing was just starting to allow folks to come back to the office in-person, there were still many team members working remotely.
When BlueNalu reached out for a hybrid event, their new warehouse space was ideal for social distancing. Desks were spread out and all precautions were taken to carry out a safe event. This included the option for also joining the team online for the event.
The activity was a collaborative mural, which consisted of 30 individual canvases connected to form one big painting - the biggest one to date! Prior to the event, materials were sent to those who were remote, then they connect through Zoom to join the team.
Once the remote paintings were returned, the mural was assembled and the 6 foot by 5 foot painting hangs in their office as a true representation of their teamwork.
Zego also had two team building events and one of those was hybrid since not everyone was going into the office. The technical setup and proper facilitation of a hybrid event includes everyone and connects the team. The final paintings incorporated their personal touches and were a true representation of the unique qualities that make up the team.
Hybrid events can also include multiple in-person locations or branches that are all joining online for the painting activity. The instructor may be at one location, or the event can be held entirely online. A silver lining of the pandemic is that we have now seemed to embrace this new connectivity, and through hybrid events, everyone can be included in team activities!
Kimball Willson is a professional artist and the founder of Corporate to Canvas.