Do you need an idea for some virtual team building?
Need to get across some important information to your employees but are worried they’ll ignore it?
Maybe you need to test your team on some key content?
Or perhaps you want to spice up your annual report so people actually read it?
I have just the tool for you. A virtual quest.
Think of a virtual quest like an escape room, where you need to solve multiple clues in order to ‘escape’ the room.
With a virtual quest, you’re doing the same thing. You’ll provide your team with clues that they need to solve in order to move onto the next ‘room.’
If they answer incorrectly, they’ll be asked to return to the last ‘room’ and try again.
You can use a virtual quest:
- to get folks interested in an event ahead of time
- to follow-up (or post-engage) after an event
- as a fun addition to an annual report
- for virtual team building
- employee onboarding
- … the sky’s the limit.
Sounds complicated? Hard?
Not to worry. It’s easy peasy.
Here’s how to make a virtual quest easily and quickly with this simple tech, none other than Google docs.
- Figure out your content. What information are you wanting to get across to your team, your stakeholders, your colleagues?
- Design a handful of questions and come up with three possible answers for each, two of which are wrong and one of which is right.
- Make a Google Doc for each of the questions, and in that Google Doc, have links to three other Google Docs – two with the wrong answers, which ask participants to return to the last document, and one with the right answer plus a link to the next question.
- Test all your links beforehand
- The hardest part of this is keeping all the documents in order and properly linking, so be sure and test.
- Add some fun graphics to make the Google Docs visually appealing.
- Try tools like Unsplash, Canva, or Pexel to get great quality images that you’re able to legally use.
- Release your virtual quest to your team, stakeholders, board, etc., and watch as the learning and fun ensues.
Follow these six simple steps, and you’ll have a virtual quest for your next team building, annual report, employee onboarding, and more. Then put your feet up and relax as the accolades roll in.
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead
- Here’s an example of a virtual quest I made about learning challenges related to online businesses. It’s very simple, it doesn’t have the additional steps of having to answer questions correctly to proceed.
- And here’s another example of a virtual quest. This one’s about the Learning Performance Approach methodology. It does have the additional steps of having to answer questions right in order to move on.
- Your team will inhale virtual quests, just like this little girl inhaling the taste of ice cream for the first time.
- Figure out what subject matter you want to create a virtual quest for and get going with the six steps.