Community building

How to create your very own office trivia party

Most of us have been working from home for several months now. And while it may have been a novelty at first, many of us miss connecting with our colleagues and the relationships we had outside of meeting rooms and work tasks. An office trivia party can be a fun and creative way to reconnect and reenergize your team – you might even learn something new about your coworkers.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you put on your own office trivia party.

1. Pick your categories

Decide on around five categories, you can let your creativity run wild, but some suggestions include:

General Knowledge – See how well your workmates know each other with a warm-up round of general knowledge questions about each other.

Guess Who – Ask your colleagues to submit photos of themselves as babies or toddlers and get people to guess who each photo is.

Who Said It – Choose a selection of your colleagues’ social media statuses and posts and have players guess who wrote them. Caution should be exercised with this category – only do it if you’re confident your colleagues won’t mind seeing their old social media posts on screen, and of course, don’t chose any that might compromise your workmates.

If you’d rather not get too personal, you can always use standard trivia categories such as music, sports, current affairs, etc.

2. Write your questions

Write about ten questions for each category, making sure to have around the same number of questions about all your workmates so everyone feels involved. If you’re lacking info on someone, just ask them to send over a few facts about themselves that you can mould into questions. Also, make sure all the questions are multiple choice, so that if someone has no idea what the answer is, they can still take part by guessing!

3. Set up the online game

There are many free online tools that you can use for your trivia party. One option is Kahoot, this allows everyone to log in with a pin and answer the questions from their smartphones. The person who answers each question correctly is shown on screen and the eventual winner is calculated automatically.

So, there you have it, three easy steps to help you put on your own trivia party and feel connected with your colleagues even when you’re working from home.

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