Kelley Howell, Consultant Manager, LexisNexis:
There are pros and cons of being a virtual employee here at LexisNexis CounselLink. You can’t beat having a zero mile commute and working in your pajamas all day, but some of us miss the personal connections made by being in the office. It’s also hard not being able to team build or have lunch meetings on a regular basis – sure, we meet by video conference twice a month as a team, but we get down to business really quick. So we decided to bring in some fun and have a virtual scavenger hunt. The team grabbed the items as fast as they could, typed in their item in the chat, and the first person to chat and show their item won that round. We got to see what beverage everyone was drinking at 10am, who still had a paper calendar up in their office, and who kept multiple forks on their desk… It only took 15 minutes of our meeting and there was a lot of laughter. Not to mention gift cards for the winners. Want to host your own?
Here are some ideas and things the team hunted for:
You can do this with Skype or any other conference tool but you’ll need to figure out the best way to logistically run it.