25 Fun Hybrid Team Building Events [2022 Guide]

There is now a need to explore hybrid team building events as employees head back to offices. The pandemic rules are easing creating more opportunities for connection among teammates.

Effective team building creates a culture of trust. It allows employees to strengthen their social bonds. In a low-risk environment, this allows them to explore new ideas with the safety net of humor.

Team building is a big motivator for employees to collaborate and reach goals. They will feel a deep sense of purpose and feel more fulfilled with the work they do.

When your employees work as a cohesive team, they contribute to your company’s success.

“The best way to engage employees is to build a culture of trust – Jenny Gottstein”

Technology has allowed us to connect in new ways in the last couple of years. We have rounded up great hybrid team building events for your office in this article. The events are fun, crowd-pleasers, and engaging for employees both in and out of the office.

What are hybrid team building events?

Hybrid team building events combine both in-person and virtual elements of team bonding. This creates stronger relationships between team members.

It is usually some employees gathering in person, while others join virtually.

The goal is to keep the whole team engaged. Bring your team together through fun activities and games in a hybrid format.

How to organize hybrid team building events successfully?

Do thorough planning to organize hybrid team building activities. You are bringing together two different groups of attendees. Planning ahead will help you engage both groups effectively.

Read on to understand the process of planning hybrid team bonding activities.

Set Clear Goals

Develop a plan of action to organize your hybrid event. To do this, you must answer the 7Ws as follows:

  1. Who is the event intended for?
  2. What will they discover?
  3. Why will the event interest them?
  4. Where will it take place?
  5. When will it happen?
  6. Who will supervise the event?
  7. Who will make decisions for the event?

Planning hybrid team bonding activities will become a lot easier with the help of this guide. For the attendees, it will also give them a clear picture of what to expect from the events.

Define Your Budget

The following prompts will help you plan your budget for your hybrid event:

  • How much budget do you have to spend on this event?
  • Decide how much money to spend on in-person or in-office event production.
  • Decide how much money to spend on building the virtual event experience.
  • Consider new expenses such as:
    • Audio visual equipment & personnel
    • Emcee, host, or facilitator for both in-person and remote event experience
    • Virtual event platform & streaming bandwidth
    • Pandemic protocols
    • Health screenings
  • Consider potential savings such as:
    • Less F&B for reduced live audience size
    • Reduced or no travel for speakers and/or participants

Provide In-Person & Virtual Support

Certain individuals may need more assistance than others during team bonding activities.

Hybrid events are more complex. In-person attendees have to interact with those logging in remotely, and vice versa.

There may be too many things happening to keep track. Some may struggle and need tech support.

Provide support for all employees regardless of how they choose to attend. Communicate ahead of time with the links they need and a schedule of events.

Bring both groups of guests together to bond despite the different formats.

Leave Your Comfort Zone

Team building activities can be awkward. People are hesitant to engage with their peers and are shy at first.

But, it’s important to push everyone out of their comfort zones while keeping a positive mood.

Activities that bring out laughter can mask this discomfort.

Learn Something New

a male taking part in a team bonding activity
Joining hybrid events remotely is a big advantage for offices with diverse team locations

Hybrid team building events should involve people learning something new.

It will be ineffective if your employees do not learn something new as a result of the team building event. It doesn’t mean you have to take a workshop together (though that can be a fun hybrid event idea).

The point is, when people learn something new, they leave their comfort zone. The event can be about themselves, their coworkers, and how to work better together.

Gather Feedback

The only way you can tell if a company’s team-building event was a success is by measuring its outcomes. You can achieve this by simply asking your hybrid teams for feedback.

Create a survey (ideally anonymous) that allows your employees to express their opinions.

Here are some questions to create for your hybrid event feedback survey:

  • How was this team building event for you?
  • What did you enjoy about this event?
  • What can we do better to organize hybrid events?
  • Do you have any ideas for future hybrid events at work?

The Ideal Hybrid Event Planning Checklist

LogisticsEngagement
Pre-EventChoose the right onsite and online platform.
Consider interaction options for virtual guests & the platform of choice. We prefer Zoom & Mentimeter due to live polling, etc.
Prepare polls and questions to launch during the event.
Practice & do an event dry run before the actual day. This will help you anticipate any hiccups and solve it proactively.
Utilize various communication strategies to promote opt-ins and RSVPs for the event.
Set goals for the event and outcomes for participants. Communicate these ahead of time. Tell participants why they should join.
Remind guests multiple times in the lead up to the event date.
Highlight the benefits of the online experience for guests looking to attend remotely.
Provide location, safety and other crucial information for guests attending in person.
During EventLog in and test tech set-up 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Ensure attendees are participating in the scheduled activities.

Ensure your F&B and other onsite vendors are following through on their responsibilities.

Prep for Q&A, and be ready to provide support for anyone facing difficulties.
Interactive sessions should be held separately.
Educate online participants around interaction tools and options, especially if it is a new tool for them.

Acknowledge both online and onsite attendees.

Work with an emcee onsite, and an online facilitator to keep the guests engaged.
Post-EventCollect feedback in a post-event survey.
Distributes prizes to winners (if any).
Share memories made through pictures, stories, and testimonials.

25 Hybrid team bonding events by location

Shippable Snack BoxesTrivia GameSingapore & APACUSA & Canada (North America)EMEAOther Regions & Distributed Teams
Cocktail Masterclass
Explore the ‘Game of Thrones’ Kingdom in Croatia
Mindful Japanese Tea Ceremony
The Office Olympics
Fix Your Desk Posture
The Great Suitcase
Golf Tournament
Floral Arrangement Masterclass
Mystery Voyage into China
Explore The Streets of London
Step Into the Past, Present and Future of Singapore
Napa Valley Virtual Wine Tasting
The Chaos & Beauty of Rio De Janeiro
Laughter on Call
Lost in Japan
Virtual French Cooking Class
Dive into the Magical city of Tehran
Awakening The Dead
Visit the Startup Capital of the World
Food & Culture Feast in Istanbul
Circus Murder Mystery
Virtual Art & Craft Class
Winter Wonderland
Escape from Quarantine
The Sights and Smells of Taipei

Hybrid team building events in Singapore & APAC

For teams based in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, etc.

Cocktail Masterclass

Learn how to make your own cocktails with your office colleagues right in time for happy hour together

Learn how to make your own cocktails with your office colleagues right in time for happy hour together

You may be an expert at drinking cocktails, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could create your own? In recent years, creating cocktails has become a form of art. Mixologists work tirelessly to create distinctive flavors. They are accompanied by a flourish of showmanship.

Purpose: Learn how to create spectacular drinks at home. Use all your senses to balance flavors like a pro.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? A cocktail masterclass is a fun way to learn new skills. A professional mixologist will guide guests through a cocktail-making session. You can make the cocktails at home, or while gathered around your break/pantry room. Continue the fun and host your own happy hour afterward.

Get your proposal: Live Cocktail Masterclass

Explore the ‘Game of Thrones’ Kingdom in Croatia

What’s not to love about a historic medieval city on the Adriatic Sea? Explore the small cobblestone streets and visit King’s Landing in real life. This is a live and interactive tour with your guide in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Purpose: Travel virtually to Croatia. Explore the city of Dubrovnik and the shooting location for Game of Thrones.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Jet set and travel virtually with your full hybrid team. Make it cozy and fun for everyone. Catch the live action from the comfort of your couch at home or in the large break room at work. Pair this experience with Dubrovnik-inspired snacks that can be shipped worldwide.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Dubrovnik

Mindful Japanese Tea Ceremony

matcha tea ceremony
Engage in a moment of zen & calm with your team during the tea ceremony

Make time for mindfulness and contemplation with your hybrid team. The Japanese tea ceremony, known as “Chanoyu,” takes years to master. A traditional tea ceremony involves the artistic preparation, presentation, and enjoyment of matcha green tea. It is also a moment to connect with the present and appreciate one’s host or guests.

Purpose: Understand the origins of Japanese tea ceremonies. Learn how to create the perfect matcha tea, the Japanese way. Explore the fundamentals of Zen philosophy and how to use it in your daily life to keep calm.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This experience is perfect for hybrid team building in Singapore. Ceremonial matcha and tools can be delivered to all guests in time for the event. All guests can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony regardless of how they log in to the event.

Get your proposal: Live Virtual Exploration of Matcha & Zen Philosophy

The Office Olympics

Challenge your team in this Office Olympics Championship to get into the spirit!

Purpose: In The Office Olympics, you need to complete a series of ‘events’ to claim a podium spot. Use brains, physical strength, and collaboration to take home gold.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Encourage teamwork and boost engagement with this fun experience. Bring your full team to collaborate in hybrid games and bond together. Teams based in Singapore can get Japanese snack boxes delivered to all guests.

Get your proposal: Office Olympics Championships

Fix Your Desk Posture

Too much sitting leads to health problems. Sitting is a form of physical inactivity. Sitting for too long indicates a sedentary lifestyle. This affects your breathing, blood circulation, posture, and focus. Designed for office workers with rounded shoulders, tight necks, and inactive glutes. This session emphasizes a combination of mobility and strength.

Purpose: Find out how to combat pain and adjust poor desk posture due to too much sitting.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Invite the trainer into your Singapore office to guide your team through detailed coaching. They will personalize the workout to match the fitness level of each participant. Stream the workout for guests logging in remotely.

Get your proposal: Live & Interactive Fix Your Team Posture

The Great Suitcase Mystery

Invite a suitcase filled with mystery, fun & wonder into your office. Your virtual guests can join in the fun too. The suitcase’s mystery will get your entire office to rise above the challenge. Unlock the mystery of the suitcase by solving a series of clues.

Purpose: Think of it as an escape room packed into a suitcase that comes to your team, wherever you are. Use teamwork to solve the puzzles.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Few events can engage both your in-person & virtual guests. But this one can if your office is in Singapore! Bring your office & remote workers together. Each party gets different sets of clues and they must work together to unravel the mystery. You can also co-brand some of the puzzles to reflect your company’s values & brand.

Get your proposal: The Great Suitcase Mystery (Office Team Bonding)

The Office Mini-Golf Masters

Bring the breezy fun of mini-golf right into your office space. This easy and fun event will liven up your office spaces as you return to them. Everything you need for a game of mini-golf will be taken care of and set up for you.

Purpose: Breathe life back into work parties in your office spaces. Enjoy a game of on-location mini-golf with all your colleagues in the same space.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This mini-golf tournament promises a lot of laughter as a team bonding event in Singapore. The game is friendly to people of all skill levels. Slot this in as an activity between a conference or at an employee event for a nice break.

Get your proposal: Office Mini-Golf Tournament

Floral Arrangement Masterclass

A florist comes to your work team with flowers in hand for you. But wait, there’s a catch. Instead of receiving a bouquet of flowers, you have to make one yourself. Learn how to arrange fresh blooms in a vase, or do a simple style with preserved flowers.

Purpose: This unique flower arrangement workshop will get your team to be crafty. Follow the expert florist to learn about the art of floristry, and how to care for fresh blooms.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Fill your Singapore office with the fresh scent of flowers in all their colourful glory. Bring your team into this hands-on workshop right where you are as a way to connect with each other. Choose fun holidays to celebrate and make the floral styling thematic.

Get your proposal: Floral Styling Workshop

Circus Murder Mystery

This immersive role-playing murder mystery is a great way to break out of the mundane with your team

A murder has taken place at P.U. Barnhum’s World Famous Three-Ring Circus. The victim is Rhett Coate, the Circus’ ringmaster. Your team is on a mission to piece together the facts. Catch the killer responsible for the death.

Purpose: Solve a murder mystery with your team!

Why is this a fun hybrid team-building game? This is a facilitated hybrid game session that will challenge your team. It is a team building activity for your hybrid office. Dial in to solve the mystery either from the conference room or your remote workplace. The team will join a virtual environment of the Big Top based on the characters we’ll offer.  You’ll need to find answers to solve a murder mystery with your team!

Get your proposal: Murder Mystery

Hybrid team building events in USA & Canada (North America)

Mystery Voyage into China

Dive into the heart of China’s mainland. Explore its culture, traditions, and stories with a local guide.

Purpose: Travel virtually to China and experience the urban culture of your mystery city.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Your hybrid office will explore China’s evolution from the perspective of a millennial. Hunt for classic Chinese snacks in the enormous street food markets. Decide where you want the guide to take you. Discover hidden adventures and challenges with your team. Interact and chat with people from different cultural backgrounds. Log in for this experience wherever you are – office or home. It can accommodate large group sizes. This tour is great to promote inclusivity and diversity within your workplace.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in China

Explore The Streets of London

London is home to some of the best art & culture in the world. There is always something to see and do here.

Purpose: Travel to London virtually with a professional guide. Experience the streets and city life firsthand from the comfort of your couch.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? London is a diverse city with a long and colorful history. Visit Trafalgar Square and the city’s gifted Christmas tree. Go to Covent Garden to watch street performers and hear strange tales. Walk through tiny alleyways that inspired the creation of Harry Potter. Get a real traditional English breakfast. Involve all your staff in this celebration, whether they log in from a conference room or as they work from home.

Get your proposal: Live Virtual Team Building in London

Step Into the Past, Present, and Future of Singapore

Find unexpected harmony in Singapore’s eclectic mix of cultures.

The city is a celebration of diversity. Old-school buildings sit alongside new architectural marvels. Find street food served beside world renowned gourmet meals.

Purpose: Walk through Singapore’s history as it grew to what it is today. Take your co-workers, both in-office and in remote locations on a journey to discover the little red dot’s hidden gems.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? The live tour combines an immersive theatrical dance performance. Match your experience with delicious snacks from this island nation. Ship snack boxes to anywhere in the world to make it a delightful experience.

Get your proposal: Live Virtual Team Building in Singapore

Napa Valley Virtual Wine Tasting

Virtual wine tastings are an elegant way to socialize after work. It doesn’t feel forced, you get to learn about good wine and learn something together.

Purpose: Learn about wine’s culture and history as well as what to look for when enjoying wine.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Virtual wine tastings mean you get to consume wine without having to drive afterward. Situated in Napa Valley, St. Supéry provides several virtual wine tasting experiences. They’ve got you covered for groups, small private sessions, or large-scale events. Their seasonal experiences are great to get unique access to the folks who make good wine.

Check out: Napa Valley Virtual Wine Tasting

The Chaos & Beauty of Rio De Janeiro

Climb up one of Rio’s large favela with your local guide

Rio is home to over 1000 favelas. They range from newer to more disadvantaged communities with poor living conditions. Explore these lively neighborhoods as they continue developing in their own unique ways.

Purpose: Explore Rio’s favelas with your team to discover the people & culture of Brazil.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? In this experience, your team will follow a local guide into the heart of Rio’s favelas. You get to dial in from the comfort & security of your offices & homes. Meet and greet the residents who live in these communities. Learn about their difficulties, resilience, and creativity. Undo your biases about social class and poverty by interacting with our local hosts.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Brazil

Laughter on Call

A Laughter Workshop is a lighthearted way to bring coworkers together and have a good time.

Purpose: Engage in the power of shared laughter.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Improv games and stand-up prompts are a great way to make your work happy hour even more enjoyable. Improv also aids in building creative problem-solving skills. Led by a group of empathetic comedians, engage them virtually or in a hybrid format for your team.

Check out: Laughter on Call

Hybrid team building events in the EMEA region

For teams based in Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, etc.

Lost in Japan

Immerse yourself and your team in Japanese culture as you take to the streets of Tokyo

Neon lights and crowded streets have become a part of Tokyo’s reputation. But this city’s true riches are off the beaten path. Join our guide on foot for an excursion to one of Tokyo’s popular districts.

Purpose: Work together to discover the tour’s mystery location in Tokyo.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Explore the wonders of Japanese culture. Walk the streets of Tokyo with our professional guide and find hints to determine where our guide is. Make it a stellar experience for all colleagues by shipping Japanese snack boxes to them.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Japan

Virtual French Cooking Class

Delve into savory French recipes, delectable pastries and baking. Join passionate home cooks and expert chefs to discover the taste of French food.

Purpose: Learn new cooking and baking techniques. Follow step-by-step directions on how to prepare classic French meals.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? The instructors will teach you everything you need to know about French cuisine. Whether you’re looking for classes for a small or a large team, the number of participants is flexible. Join this follow-along from your kitchen anywhere in the world.

Check out: Virtual French Cooking Class

Dive into the Magical city of Tehran

Step into Tehran’s palaces, tea shops, and grand bazaar with your team on this day trip. See how the city is cosmopolitan with museums, parks, restaurants, and friendly people.

Purpose: Take your hybrid team on a live tour of the land once known as Persia.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This virtual trip gives your hybrid team a chance to learn about new cultures. Embrace diversity as you explore the city either from your meeting rooms or homes.

See some of the world’s most magnificent constructions at the UNESCO-protected Golestan Palace. Enter the maze that is the main bazaar. It spans 10 kilometers and sells anything you can think of. Speak with the natives, who may be the most welcoming people on the planet.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Tehran

Awakening The Dead

Be intrigued by a series of forensic challenges. Solve a case exploring evidence and clues from the 1970s. You get to use procedures used by real Crime Scene Investigators (CSI).

Purpose: Discover & analyze evidence from the 1970s using modern forensic techniques. Challenge your team to piece together all the clues and solve the heinous crime.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Awakening the Dead is a one-of-a-kind CSI experience. Teams must collaborate to re-investigate a historic murder.

Check out: Awakening The Dead

Visit the Startup Capital of the World

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Tour this modern city with your team and learn about Tel Aviv’s eclectic culture

Tel Aviv is bustling yet relaxed; political yet friendly. It is the kind of place where it’s impossible to get bored.

Purpose: Step into the heart of Tel Aviv with our guide to learn how the “old and new” city has become a global startup hub.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This virtual trip lets your hybrid team join from the location of their choice.

Immerse in rich Israeli culture, food, and history. We will see the streets and city life of Tel Aviv live in action from meetings rooms to remote work locations. Connect and exchange ideas with local entrepreneurs in the Startup Nation.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Tel Aviv

Hybrid team bonding for other regions & internationally distributed teams

Food & Culture Feast in Istanbul

Walk through the mazes of the Grand Bazaar with your team

Home to a diversified population, Istanbul is a city that connects two continents. Find the soul of its historical roots from the streets to its kitchens.

Purpose: Get to know Istanbul, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Learn about its culture and history as your team explores the streets.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This hybrid team bonding activity opens your world to other cultures. Apart from its captivating historical beauty, Istanbul is the place to go to try new flavors. Explore Turkey’s most famous street cuisine. Go on a scavenger hunt around the Grand Bazaar which is the world’s first shopping mall. Learn about the history of the Silk Road trade and the Ottoman Empire by visiting the 4,000+ stores.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Istanbul

Virtual Art & Craft Class

Virtual arts & crafts classes allow participants to get creative. Learn a new skill as a group with the help of an instructor via a video conferencing platform like Zoom. Customise the sessions to match your team’s interests.

Purpose: Get crafty with your team with paintings, drawings or jewelry making. Explore more unusual skills like woodworking or making sculptures out of found objects.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? Huddle together in your team’s break room, and/or join in virtually. These classes gives your team something to do with their hands. This is great way to work off excess energy in the week. Follow an artist guide together with your team to learn at your own pace. Or, follow a pre-existing step-by-step online tutorial.

Check out: Virtual Art & Craft

Winter Wonderland

Ring in the end of year holiday celebrations with a company-wide event

Our Winter Wonderland event is the perfect way to wrap up your year with a large-scale company event. Create & customise a delightful winter itinerary to celebrate the holiday season.

Purpose: Celebrate the end of the year & Christmas with your team in style!

Why is this a fun hybrid team-building activity? A typical Winter Wonderland event will include many team bonding activities. Live virtual travel to a snowy destination, fun games, team challenges, holiday snacks, lucky draws, and other delights. Tailor the experience to match the size, demographics, and needs of your company.

Get your proposal: Winter Wonderland

Escape from Quarantine

Escape From Quarantine is a virtual escape game. It also serves as a fundraising event for children’s hospitals.

Purpose: Provide your team with a fun and engaging game experience while you give to a good cause.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This experience not only strengthens your team bond but also supports a great cause. Receive a letter from the president of the Innovations Division to join a mission. Transport your team to the pre-pandemic era. The aim of the game is to spread a vaccine to save the globe from a pandemic. Your contributions support the Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundations. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Check out: Escape from Quarantine

The Sights and Smells of Taipei

Explore the sights & sounds in Taipei with your team

The bustling, vibrant, food-loving capital of Taiwan has something for everyone. Visit Taipei to experience the city’s history, creative arts, temples, and incomparable nature. Eat your heart out at the world’s most famous night markets, this city has you covered.

Purpose: Take your hybrid team on this culinary journey to one of the trendiest cities in the world.

Why is this an engaging hybrid team-building event? This live culinary journey will show you much more than Taiwan’s well-known bubble tea. Walk through one of Taipei’s lively food markets. Learn from natives about their favorite dishes and the tales behind them. Discover the amusing history of boba bubble tea. Delight your team by matching this experience with a snack box shipped to their homes.

Get your proposal: Live Team Building in Taiwan

Fun hybrid team bonding activities for any occasion

Best Practices for Hybrid Team Building Events

How to communicate your safety protocol for your hybrid event?

Keep your office COVID-19 protocols handy as you organize your hybrid event. Communicate the safety protocol & expectations for your event. Think ahead about the group size limits for employees coming into the office/location for the event. Will you need employees to be vaccinated? How about temperature monitoring? Plan for contingencies and stay on the safe side.

Promote the event via company email. Get employees to RSVP especially if they plan to join in person. Provide a live count of how many people are joining physically and remotely. This will assist individuals in deciding whether they would prefer to attend in person or virtually. Also, display your policies at the venue and review them on the day of the event. Arrange for the necessary manpower to enforce your policies.

How to pick a safe venue for your hybrid event?

When it comes to hybrid event safety, the venue is the first step. More venue security features provide a more secure event experience for attendees. Here are some safety considerations to keep in mind while choosing a location for your event:

  • Capacity limitations
  • Space for social distancing
  • Outdoor space (weather permitting)
  • Sanitation facilities
  • Ceiling height
  • Windows and fans for circulation
  • Air purifiers
  • Food safety

How to choose hybrid events that work best for your team?

Consider the resources you have available to you. What are your company goals for this event? The right hybrid event format for your corporate event will depend on this.

Choosing a format for your event ensures you have an appropriate structure for the event.

For small-scale events, accommodating 5-20 people may be easier. Set up a meeting or conference rooms for in-person guests. Remote guests login virtually. Ensure you have thought about how to get the two parties to engage with each other.

For large-scale events, accommodating 20-200 people needs more planning. Consider a virtual location to pair with the physical location. Both in person and remote guests can mingle in different ways.

Also, consider how facilitated the event will be. Should everything be organised & structured? Or do you want things to unfold organically?

Work with your events organizer to work out the answers to delight your team need.

How to measure your hybrid event success?

Hybrid events are effective to increase ROI, local and global employee engagement.

Measure the success of your hybrid event by choosing key metrics and KPIs. Analyse attendance rates, engagement rates, sign-ups and post-event testimonials. These vital data points will tell you whether you are on track to creating cohesion at work.

Use a tool like FLOOR. It is a powerful virtual event system with integrated data analytics. It lets hybrid event organizers measure KPIs for their events.

How to ensure that everyone has fun at your hybrid event?

Find effective ways to engage your employees

Bringing everyone together is the most important aspect of any event. Your next goal, though, is to keep your audience engaged. People prefer to attend events where they can meet like-minded peers & learn new things. They also enjoy fun activities that are easy to take part in.

The purpose of an event is to offer your office employees and remote workers a good time. Get everyone involved. Engage with your virtual guests through polls, quizzes and games. Also, include a question-and-answer session for your virtual attendees. Announce the winners at the end to keep the suspense. Consider novel and unique activity ideas that will make this a standout experience. Discuss it with the organizing team.

Keep sessions brief and the pace quick to maintain interest.

It is hard to keep your online guests glued to their screens all day. Break up the event into mini-sessions and activities. Fill in the time where remote guests can also engage in a hands-on activity. Time your sessions well, and provide breaks.

If you have speakers, make sure they are well-prepared to discuss important themes. A slow event will result in a passive audience. Keep the energy up for all guests, both on location and virtual.

While we’re on the topic of hybrid events, we’ve also written a guide to maximising productivity & collaboration in the hybrid office.

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