Building relationships (and a company tradition) takes persistence on the part of an organizer. It’s definitely worth it, but it can be hard when it feels like you’re the only one who’s excited.
The good news is that there are some things you can do to help get more people involved, whether that’s in Anywhere League or another activity you’re trying to set up. You have to make it easy for everyone and you have to make sure they feel genuinely welcome. It might seem daunting, but the hard work pays off.
So what can you do? Here’s a few tips we’ve picked up from our customers in the past:
Invite People Individually
Whether you’re organizing your team or trying to get your colleagues to show up every week, a personal touch can make a world of difference. People respond better when they know you’ve taken the time to ask them. This is especially true of new hires who might not know your company has a trivia team. You can also use the weekly email that lists the week’s categories as a way to reach out to people you know could be your secret weapon. If you know someone’s got a degree in English, ask them to join you when you find out Shakespeare is one of that week’s categories.
Have a dedicated Slack channel
You don’t want to @ everyone in your company when it’s time to quiz, but a trivia channel is the perfect place to remind everyone when they need to get on the video call. It can also be a great place to share information on how the season’s going and whatever interesting bits of information you find on the internet.
P.s. – we even have our own Slackbot!
Get everyone signed up!
When you sign up for Anywhere League, you get a link you can send around so that everyone gets our weekly emails about the season. It’s one of the best ways to keep people showing up for quizzes. Plus there’s lots of fun information about the week’s questions and it’s much easier to keep track of how your team is doing compared to the competition.
Try this one weird trick on your calendar
Behold the “Show as free” option. Make it the default or remind your coworkers that they can set quiz times to show as free. That way it can stay on their calendar, but they won’t worry about missing other meetings for it.
One of the best things about Anywhere League is that anyone can come if they’re available. A “show as free” calendar invite acknowledges that your team might have other things that come up, but they’re still welcome to join for trivia whenever they have the chance.
Did you have a particularly awesome week? Has your team worked hard to prove your knowledge of national flags? You deserve some credit for it! And should you be lucky enough to become season champs, definitely tell everyone! That’s something to brag about, not to mention showing off your shiny new “Season Champs” sticker.