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5 Virtual Diversity and Inclusion Games

Working in a remote or distributed workplace? No worries! Here at Confetti, we've got plenty of virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion activities to choose from. Check out 5 of our favorites below!

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What is the importance of virtual DEI efforts at work? πŸ’­

Now that diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are at the top of everyone's minds when looking for a new employer, it's vital that you're doing more than hiring diverse people.

If your company's mission is to be truly inclusive and equitable, you should be implementing employee engagement through DEI activities all year round, because:

  • When people truly feel they belong to a workplace that explores diversity team building, aside from the bear-minimum holiday schedule, they feel more empowered to bring their true selves to the office, leading to happier, authentic teams and greater employee retention!
  • Regularly celebrating different identities and global cultures makes it much easier to understand our colleagues, and be empathetic and supportive allies, inside of the office and out.

You may think that diversity and inclusion activities are only suitable for in-person offices. That's far from the truth! In fact remote teams need access to virtual events that promote inclusion, now more than ever! Read on for some of the best virtual diversity games.

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Encourage diverse team members to bond with these 5 DEI activities πŸ™Œ

1. LGBTQIA+ Drag Queen Trivia πŸ’…

Gather around for a rousing game of trivia, hosted by a very fabulous Drag Queen! The questions in each round will celebrate diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community, creating more widespread awareness and appreciation of their contributions and the Pride movement.

Break up into small groups to give team members access to team bonding with colleagues from different departments. This helps foster inclusion across teams!

Why is this a great DEI game? The more we can gain cultural knowledge surrounding marginalized groups, the better we can support employees within those identity groups, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Celebrate workplace diversity and inspire inclusive teams with LGBTQIA+ Drag Queen Trivia!
LGBTQIA+ Drag Queen Trivia

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2. Women's History Month Jeoparty πŸ‘­

Hopefully your company's diverse leadership features women at the table!

Why not celebrate the achievements of women everywhere by gathering to play a fun and informative game of Women's History Jeoparty? Pssst, you don't have to only play in the month of March!

The categories on this Jeoparty board cover the works of historical icons and activists, historical events regarding women's rights, women's works in music, tv, film, and more!

Why is this a great DEI game? Nearly half of the American workforce is comprised of women, but it hasn't always been that way. Work towards gender equality in your office by celebrating achievements of women all year round!

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Challenge team members to buzz in first in Women's History Month Jeoparty!
Virtual Women's History Month Jeoparty

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3. Hispanic & Latinx Mini Games πŸ•Ή

Our mini games are challenging, fast-paced brain teasers and quizzes perfect to challenge your team members in the middle of the workday.

Plus, there's an educational element to these puzzles as well. The categories cover all sorts of Hispanic & Latinx cultural touchstones such as cultural foods, famous celebrities, regional geography, and more!

Why is this a great DEI game? Every team member will walk away with something learned about Hispanic & Latinx people and culture. Encourage employees to share a new fact they'll take away at the end of the game!

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Promote diversity and inclusion activities with Hispanic & Latinx Mini Games!
Virtual Hispanic & Latinx Mini Games

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4. Conflict Resolution Water Cooler 🀝

Remote team building that centers around communicating effectively is vital to happy teams, especially since so much of our communication is through written emails, Slack messages, or virtual calls.

When working with people from different backgrounds, with different perspectives and ways of working, it's inevitable that conflict will arise now and then. This activity focuses on learning healthy strategies to address issues head-on, while still maintaining respect for colleagues in order to squash issues and build stronger teams.

Why is this a great DEI game? Diversity and inclusion efforts include making sure your employees feel like they have the tools they need to communicate safely with one another, especially when we can't discuss them face to face.

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Encourage team members from different backgrounds to work together in Conflict Resolution Water Cooler!
Virtual Conflict Resolution Water Cooler

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5. Icebreakers 🧊

Icebreakers are easy and free diversity and inclusion activities that you can fit into any virtual meeting, or larger team building gathering!

Try celebrating diversity by gathering your team for an interactive and fun virtual lunch, where you can go around and answer icebreaker questions that allow everyone to let their personal identities and cultures shine.

Why is this a great DEI game? Icebreakers are a great way to spark meaningful dialogue amongst team members of all different cultures! Plus, it's a great way to help a remote team learn more about the different viewpoints of their colleagues, definitely more than you can in a Slack chat!

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Try our list of Icebreaker Questions in your next meeting!

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Build inclusive culture through games with Confetti πŸ₯³

Whether or not your team is working together under one roof, it's important that you're always giving employees equal opportunities to come together to celebrate differences and learn inclusive behavior.

Looking for more creative online diversity games for the diversity calendar? There's plenty where that came from. Check out our guide to Diversity and Inclusion Activities!

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