10 More Icebreaker Questions for Building Strong Teams

Carly Syms - VIP + Marketing Manager

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 If you enjoyed our list of 10 icebreaker questions last month, then you’re in for a treat. There so many more where those came from! Icebreakers can be scary but we believe that a great icebreaker question can do wonders for your teams. Icebreakers are perfect to use before a weekly meeting or training to boost creativity and get energy flowing. Think of them as mini-team building exercises in disguise. Plus, they’re free and an awesome activity that doesn’t require a lot of planning.

We’ve picked 10 more icebreaker questions to help jumpstart team bonding in a comfortable, relaxed, and very no-stress way. These perfectly designed icebreakers will encourage your teams to bond but also to share. Get your teams to share something meaningful but without the pressure!

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  • What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics? A great question that will inspire a lot of conversation. Fun and insightful – and could turn in a more in-depth team building activity like inter-office Olympics!  

 

 

  • If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why? This question is perfect. It calls for a silly response with a meaningful spin. You’ll learn a lot about team members’ heroes and interests.
  • You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?  Sushi? Scotch Tape? The possibilities with this question are endless. Great for laughs and boosting the energy in a dull environment.
  • What fictional world or place would you like to visit? Encourage your team members to share places from books, TV shows, movies and graphic novels. This is a great way to promote camaraderie over shared interests.
  • If you could live in any country, where would you live? Wanderlust is a great feeling. Get your teams excited and dreaming big.
  • If you were famous, what would you be famous for? This question encourages people to look within themselves. It can be a fun answer or a serious one. Either way, your teams will do some critical thinking and self reflection without realizing it.
  • You can only own either a smartphone or a computer, which do you choose? If you’re in an industry where technology is crucial, this question will be scary but it will definitely get some laughs. This question inspires critical thinking and problem solving by getting employees to analyze their work both inside and outside of the office.
  • If you could see one movie again for the first time, what would it be and why? It’s always interesting to learn about coworkers tastes outside of work. A great conversation starter. Your teams may even get some great recommendations out of it.
  • 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why? An awesome question that inspires creativity and promotes great analytical debates.  Encourages your teams to think about WHY they like things.
  • If you could do anything in the world as your career, what would you do? Talking about goals and dreams can be a little intimidating because this question doesn’t mention those lofty words, it slips under the radar.  Encourage funny and serious answers, whatever your team members feel like sharing!

 

 

The extent of planning for icebreaker questions is that you need to plan when to use them. It’s that simple! Keep a list of icebreakers on your desk or computer. Get in the habit of starting every meeting or touch base with a simple icebreaker. Remember: At their core icebreakers are for relaxing and inspiring your teams to share. Don’t put too much pressure on them!

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