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Could you win this game of remote-work bingo?

8 May 2020

This working-from-home bingo board could bring some extra flair to your next Zoom call with colleagues.

In the past few weeks, many of us have been getting familiar with the ins and outs of working from home. Although it probably hasn’t been easy, you can hopefully take a step back and reflect on how far you and your team have come in such a short space of time.

It’s no simple feat uprooting all of your work processes and daily routines to a whole new setting, especially when you haven’t done it before. So staying connected at an unprecedented time like this is not only important for keeping workflow moving as much as possible, but also for the sake of your health and wellbeing.

If you’re anything like our team here at Silicon Republic, you’ve probably been incorporating plenty of virtual catch-ups and video calls throughout the work week, whether they’re regular meetings or social hangouts.

We’ve also heard from a number of people and companies in our community about the measures they’ve been taking to keep that connection a priority, from quizzes to ‘virtual cuppas’.

But software development firm Atlassian, which makes tools such as Jira and Trello, is suggesting that you take things one step further and “gamify your work-from-home experience”.

Tyler McGoffin, a growth engineer at the company, created a remote-work bingo game with the goal of “making staying healthy and productive just a little bit easier”. The bingo board is available for download.

His instructions on how to play are simple: when you complete one of the tasks on the board, mark it out. When you’ve got bingo, which is five completed squares in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line, share it with @Atlassian using the hashtag #embraceremote.

Activities featured on the board include joining a meeting in your sweatpants, having a call with your colleagues without any work talk and organising a virtual happy hour. Check it out below or click here to see it as a larger image.

Remote-work Bingo board.

Remote-work Bingo. Image: Atlassian

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Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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