Like most companies around the world, Nasdaq’s Stockholm office started looking for ways to connect with remote workers during times of home office and social distancing.
The office’s Stockholm Employee Committee set about planning a virtual event across their Swedish offices, with 1000 employees in Stockholm and 100 employees in Umeå, in the north of Sweden.
Hosting a virtual event that fosters positive remote team culture
The committee had a clear vision for their virtual event: “The goal was to bring people together,” said Sara.
“We wanted to bring some joy to people. Everyone’s working hard at home and trying to balance their work and home life, so we wanted to do something fun and social, as you do miss the opportunity to interact with your colleagues,” continued Sara.
The committee decided Kahoot! was the perfect tool to strengthen their remote team culture during a virtual event. The hour-long event was a huge success with employees (and some of their children!) from the Stockholm and Umeå offices taking part in general knowledge and Nasdaq-specific kahoots.
“People kept asking for more and more kahoots! Everybody who wanted to turn on their camera could, and it was fun for those who engaged with others as it became more like a virtual coffee break,” said Savan.
Creating a platform for “organic interaction” with Kahoot!
“It was a great way for us to socialize and to connect. I think everyone’s spirits were a bit lifted. It was very well appreciated and very well received,” said Sara.
The positive social impact of using Kahoot! during the event extended beyond the questions. “Playing Kahoot! is a great way to keep people on their toes, and I noticed after the kahoots, that people started to mingle. Kahoot! really helped with organic interaction,” said Savan.
It wasn’t just the players who had a good time. “For us, it’s great because we could reach everyone in both offices, while we are all remote,” said Sara.