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Icebreaker questions: Why they matter and how to do them well

Learn how to ask and answer icebreaker questions that help you build team cohesion and inspire your next team meeting.

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Oct 23, 2019 • 8 min read
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Summary

Icebreaker questions are a great way to engage your team and get everyone to open up a bit. It can be difficult to find ideas for icebreaker questions that are inclusive, build personal context, and form a team culture. Learn how to do better icebreaker questions in this article that let people express themselves whilst promoting team-building to achieve better organizational goals.

Takeaways

  • An Icebreaker question should encourage self-expression and can easily be answered by anyone.
  • Good Icebreaker questions promote team-building.
  • Some Icebreaker questions denature teams' energy. They make people feel inadequate and do not reveal a personal context.

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