8 Solo Challenges For Your Team To Do

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, team leader, or personal development coach, you’re going to want to read this article. Whether you’re familiar with the term ‘solo challenges’ or not, they can be a powerful tool for helping each member of your team or organization to achieve the results they desire.
8 Solo Challenges For Your Team To Do
A lot of us are familiar with team building but how many of us have really stopped to consider what exactly team building is? A lot of people assume that to build a great team you just need to get everyone together and have them perform some kind of physical challenge. If you enjoy leading your team, why not set a challenge to get them out of their comfort zone, and try something new? There are numerous solo challenges for your team to do, from taking another route to work to learning a new language, to reading a book from a different genre — the list is endless. Here are a few solo challenges that you can assign to any member of your team as a way for them to grow and develop themselves.

In this article you will find:

  • 8 solo challenges for your team to do
  • Frequently asked questions about team building

8 Solo Challenges For Your Team To Do:

(Share your progress/challenge via Slack/Teams)

1. Exercise Challenge

Take a little recess from your day and challenge yourself to complete 30 squats, or see how many push-ups you can complete in one minute! Share your progress with your team.

2. Emoji Challenge

Try and guess the name of the TV show/Movie/Book based on a stream of Emojis. Start a private slack chat and set the category.

3. Hydration Challenge

With summer coming up we all need to stay hydrated. Challenge yourself to drink a little more water than usual during the day. Share your progress with your team

4. Explore Decor

Take a picture of your favorite, or funniest piece of decor you have around your home. Share it with your team and be sure to add why it is so special to you!

5. Reading Challenge

Take a few moments out of the day and read 10 pages of your current book. When you're done share what book you’re reading with your team.

6. Origami Challenge

Get one person on your team to post a finished origami item. Without a step-by-step guide grab yourself a piece of paper and try to recreate the picture your team member sent you. Share your final product with the team.

7. Recipe Roundup

Search through your family archives and share the oldest recipe that’s been in your family for generations. If this doesn’t work then share your oldest recipe along with your newest, or most favorite recipe with the team.

8. Celebrity look-alike

Share a picture of yourself and your celebrity look-alike with your team.

People also ask these questions about solo challenges

Here are the answers to the most common questions about solo challenges:

Why is virtual team building important?

The physical distance of remote work can quickly turn into an emotional distance which in turn, leads to isolation. And when your employees feel isolated, they won't be comfortable working alongside their fellow team members. This is why it's important to create a comfortable team environment that remote workers can rely on. Virtual team building efforts consist of several carefully designed strategies, games, and activities that are meant to bring more human interaction to virtual work. It'll help your team connect with each other – making them feel like they're actually part of a community. 

Virtual team building is the ongoing process of bringing remote teams together. It'll help your team achieve deeper bonds by creating a collaborative environment that's similar to an in-office setting.

What are the benefits of virtual team building?

The benefits of virtual team building include: improved team collaboration, better internal communication, and increased job satisfaction.

Author Details

Written by:
Najeeb Khan
Head of Training & Events
Leadership Development, Team Training, Belonging, Diversity & Inclusion, & Innovation
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