Building virtual bridges
How do you design stimulating, challenging experiences for clients in a time when team members are required to work remotely? As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues around the world, PCOs, DMCs and MICE suppliers in every country are facing enormous challenges and upheaval.
While travel and movement of people are restricted and teams work from home, many Irish companies that specialise in designing unique on-site corporate events are pivoting, using creative thinking to adapt the way they do business and meet the changing needs of their clients.
One such innovator is Orangeworks, a nationwide corporate outdoor adventure and team-building company, which specialises in creating bespoke experience solutions. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, they had to rethink how business and corporate events would be delivered — and as a result, have turned their attention to the virtual sector.
As individuals become isolated from their colleagues, the World Health Organisation has raised concerns about the mental wellbeing of employees working from home. In a rapid response to this problem, Orangeworks has launched a new suite of team-building activities designed to support the management and engagement of remote teams. These innovative and creative online team-building activities aid remote team members, improve communication and boost morale.
Orangeworks experiences for remote teams have been designed to promote these core values, as well as teamwork, innovation, problem solving, communication and creativity. Examples of some of these include The Infinite Loop Online, Digital Global Innovation Game and Go Explore. With all Orangeworks activities for virtual teams tested at an international level, clients are guaranteed to receive a quality and fun experience.
As Ireland’s largest independent event management company, Verve finds ways to bring people together when meeting in person is impossible. Specialising in virtual events, they have a whole host of amazing online offerings — from town halls, virtual conferences and bespoke meetings to table quizzes and yoga classes.
As specialists in the field, Verve has anticipated the challenges that live events currently face and can tailor a scalable and budget-friendly solution for every brief. Their team can supply a professional audiovisual package for presentations, including slideshows, Q&As polls and analytics, and with their strong industry network, they also have the capacity to expose your brand to new audiences on a global scale.
Also launching a new suite of virtual products is Dynamic Events, a Wicklow-based team-building and corporate events company. Over the past couple of weeks, Dynamic Events has worked with Wildgoose Events UK to produce a series of online team-building experiences to empower team members to stay engaged, motivated and stimulated in the safety of their own home.
Using award-winning event and video conferencing technology, Dynamic Events’ virtual team activities include a motivational video challenge, virtual pub quiz and virtual away day – all designed to developing the same communication and collaboration skills that they would through regular team-building experiences.
Such flexibility and ingenuity is the hallmark of Ireland’s MICE industry, a sector that excels in creativity and problem-solving. Trusted partners like Orangeworks, Verve Events and Dynamic Events are passionate about providing unique and memorable experiences for groups from all over the world – whether that’s via online tools or face-to-face at an immersive on-site activity in Ireland.
Contact Meet in Ireland to find out more about the opportunities that exist in Ireland for both virtual and on-site events and to access our network of expert MICE suppliers.