Digital Energizers

From Sustainability Methods
Type Team Size
Collaborative Tools Software Personal Skills Productivity Tools 1 2-10 11-30 30+

What, Why & When?

Ever been in a 3 hour video call and had the burning desire to coffee-break every 30 minutes? Despair no longer! Below is our hand-picked (and partly self-invented) list of digital energizers that may spice up your online meetings and free you from your caffeine addiction.


  • Keep energy high in digital meetings.
  • Increase fun online.

Getting Started

Here's the list. You obviously don't need to do all of them in one meeting, but may pick according to your own judgement.

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Jumping Jacks

Have everyone do 5 Jumping Jacks

๐Ÿ”ข Do a digital headcount

Do a headcount (German: "Durchzรคhlen") where the same number isn't allowed to be mentioned twice. If the same number is said more than once, start at 1 again.

๐ŸŽ™ Sing together (mic's muted)

Play a karaoke song (you can just use a "lyrics" video on youtube such as this one). Everyone mute's their mic and sings along.

๐Ÿงพ Telling a story together

Everyone says a few words or sentences and hands off to another person which has to continue the story.

๐Ÿค  Model your favorite emoticons

Try to form your favorite emoji with your face, hands and body. Others can guess which it is.

๐ŸŽฐ Play a mini-game together

There are some games which you can play online together easily, such as Typeracer ๐Ÿš•. Maybe you'll find others!

๐Ÿฅ— Elevator-Pitch your last meal

Have everyone pitch their last meal so as to convince everyone why that was the best meal ever.

Links & Further Reading

The author of this entry is Matteo Ramin.