Due to recent global events, many organisations have adopted remote work as their primary means of ensuring business continuity while keeping employees safe from COVID-19. However, as many have voiced out, working from home isolates them from the social interaction they need to function well at work. Thankfully, team bonding activities help prevent this issue by getting teams involved in all sorts of activities in the virtual space of Zoom calls and other video conferencing apps. Though sometimes, the usual games and events aren't enough to get everyone's attention and get them invested in participating, which defeats the purpose of team bonding events. So how can you make virtual team bonding activities more exciting? Add some scents and fragrances into the mix! Learn how perfume making can make virtual team building activities in Singapore more engaging.
1. It's a unique and curious activity that gets everyone involved
Amongst your team, how many can say that they have tried their hand at making their own personalised scents before? Few to none would be a good guess. With a team of expert perfumers leading the team bonding event, employees can enjoy a fun and educational experience with fragrances in an all-inclusive environment to learn more about each other's personalities and appreciate their differences. Thus, the addition of perfume-making kits and an event centred around it is sure to pique anyone's curiosity and get them involved in this wholly unique and entertaining activity.
At Scentopia, we provide these and more to enrich skills like communication and trust, two essential components to building a solid team of professionals. Our fun-filled virtual team events not only benefit employees but managers as well. By letting them know more about every team member's personality, they can better understand what makes their teams tick and guide them to achieve departmental and company goals effectively.
2. A great alternative to making memories with colleagues
With the restrictions on gatherings and such, team outings may not be possible for most organisations right now. However, that does not mean there is no other way to make memories with your colleagues from home. By simply participating in this perfume-making team event, employees already have a great alternative to making memories, even if it's in the virtual space. How so? Well, scents can evoke and imprint powerful imagery and moments into our minds. Combined with something as wonderful as making signature fragrances, playing games, and experiencing virtual tours with other team members is sure to make great memories they can look back on once they return to the office.
3. Destress and connect with everyone safely
Particular scents have specific destressing properties, such as sweet and mild vanilla, that induce a calming effect. Given how the challenges of working from home can take a toll on some people and add on more stress, having an activity around perfume-making, which uses many of these scents, is a fantastic way to promote everyone's well-being.
What's more, just talking about the activity and having a great time is also an effective way to destress. As one of the core objectives of any team building event, simply getting everyone involved and pitching into the conversation already helps everyone get the social interaction they need and build camaraderie among their peers.
Virtual team building workshops in Singapore are essential to connecting remote members and guiding them to become effective teams. By investing in unique and exciting activities like perfume-making team events, managers can ensure full participation that gets everyone involved and invested in connecting.