- Get to travel and visit well-known locations around the world
We all know how hard it is to travel these days, and it doesn’t look like there’s much of a light at the end of the tunnel for travelling freely yet. Many of us have been hit hard by the recent lockdown regulations, so a Virtual Amazing Race will give you the opportunity to relive your globetrotting days from the comfort and safety of your work-from-home office! Every location in the Virtual Amazing Race has an accompanying 360 degree street scene so that you can navigate around and explore famous places virtually – not quite like being there in the flesh, but it’s the next best thing, and it might help you scratch that travel itch!
- Get more familiar with virtual conferencing tools
If you’re like many other people (the author included), being part of a virtual work team is a wholly new experience, and some of us might not yet be totally accustomed to using the various tools that virtual conferencing platforms and virtual offices can provide to make life easier. The Virtual Amazing Race provides a great opportunity to equip those tools and put them to immediate use in a team setting. Things like screen annotation, screen sharing, virtual notetaking and team whiteboards can all be utilized in the Virtual Amazing Race to give your team that extra edge in the race. You might find out a new way of utilizing Zoom or Teams that you never knew before!
- Get better at team problem solving
The Virtual Amazing Race is a lot of fun, and it also exercises your biggest muscle – the brain! Every Virtual Amazing Race is chock full of brain teasers, riddles and team challenges to solve that will put your problem solving skills and time management to the test – it’s a great teambuilding tool that will help your virtual team maximize its full potential – and it might even help you get better at solving those tough riddles in the Sunday paper!
- Take part in live challenges
One of the most exciting things about The Virtual Amazing Race is the inclusion of live team challenges. Ever wanted to learn yoga? Always wondered how to fold a cool origami shape? How about learning how to make a recipe in a new foreign language? In every Virtual Amazing Race there’s a selection of live challenges where you and your team have to interact with a live local person in real time to complete a cultural challenge – you never know what to expect, it’s great for a laugh and you’ll definitely learn something new!
- A great chance to reconnect with team members
Let’s face it, it’s been a while since you’ve had a chance to get out and mingle, and a lot of the time when you’re working from home it’s hard to tell when the work day actually ends – sometimes it doesn’t! There’s no better way to let your hair down and have a few laughs with your colleagues then taking part in a Virtual Amazing Race. Without the stress of the task list to worry about, you and your team can focus on the most important things right now – getting to know each other better, reestablishing those social connections, and having a bit of well-earned and well-deserved fun!