Pune: Companies are using online games for team building activities with a large number of employees still working from home.
From classic games, such as ludo and tambola, to combat gaming like PUBG and call of duty, HR teams of various companies have been organising online tournaments to encourage teamwork.
” Since working from home seems to be the way it’s going to be now, we are encouraged to play online games with our colleagues and it’s great fun,” said Ganesh Kadam, an IT employee.
Ashish Rao, a manager at a BPO, said that different departments were divided into teams for a recent PUBG tournament. “Everyone’s mics were on and people joked with each other. It was so much fun that we have decided to do this again in the near future,” he said.
When people don’t meet face-to-face, egos can get in the way. To ease friction between team leaders, or perhaps manifest it in a sporting way, Suraj Jagtap, a manager at a data management company organised a ludo tournament for his colleagues.
“While playing, people got talking to each other and this broke the ice. We plan to have this sort of online team bonding exercises every fortnight,” he said.