Now that all of our meetings are online, it’s more important than ever to start each one with an ice-breaker:
Here are our favourite ice-breakers and warm-up questions from the Saberr team.
Why? “It’s low risk or inconsequential which makes people feel safe in answering. But it’s also a good way to get people comfortable sharing things that are more personal and less work-related.”
Why? “A simple question that's easy to answer but allows you to share something about your life outside work. A lot of people were teenagers when they started work so it might prompt some funny stories as well!”
Why? “It encourages people to think back and to acknowledge their own successes — either personal or work-related. However small they may be.”
Why? “No matter how long you’ve been working together, you can always learn something new about your colleagues with a question like this”
Why? “Simple and safe as it allows people to talk about anything and reveals a bit about them or what they value.”
Why? “It’s quick, helps people offload and gives you a sense of what headspace each person is in.”
Why? “People can answer this by explaining how they overcame a challenge, or simply to share something good!”
Why? “People first look down, take a moment to reflect. Then you listen and the stories reveal so much about how the person thinks and communicates.”
See the full Manager's Remote Working Handbook here.