We all are fully aware our current environment requires connecting virtually.  We also understand the importance of remaining connected with each other as well as with all of our clients.  The strength in our team is staying connected on projects and hitting deadlines, as well as our personal interests and the relationships we’ve built between us.  This is an element that is deeply ingrained in our culture.

We’ve made this a priority by having regular team lunches, company culture events as well as the more popular chili competitions, painting parties, game nights and our annual Techtacular Holiday Party.  And while this quarter’s cultural event–Murder Mystery dinner–may fall victim to the current social distancing precautions, we’re doing everything we can to preserve our team’s spirit.

Last month, rather than miss our regular team lunch, we took lunch virtual as well.  By virtual, we invited everyone together at lunchtime to discuss company business, updates or any other interesting developments as a group.  We also purchased lunch for each team member and their families to be delivered while we enjoyed some fun laughs and healthy competition playing some virtual tabletop games.

We enjoyed it so much, we decided to increase the frequency until our circumstances change and we can get back together in person.

If you’re looking for a way to do this with your team, we highly recommend JackBox Games.  With our video conference account, and each player’s smartphone, we were able to get all 19 of us together for QuipLash 2, Trivia Murder Party, Guesspionage, and Tee K.O.

We’re going to be trying out some new games next lunch.  Do you have any other game suggestions or ways in which we should consider staying connected?