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Top 10 Team Icebreakers

By Ray Sclafani | March 4, 2022

Recently, I attended a leadership meeting for one of our clients. As everyone was gathering in the virtual zoom room for the virtual meeting, it was clear there were some awkward silences, uncomfortable introductions, and low energy. Have you ever experienced that in a meeting you’ve attended?

We recently surveyed 300 advisory firms and their team members. Believe it or not, among the top three things team members were seeking from their team meetings was “fun!” That’s right! Finding creative ways to make the workplace fun and engaging can accelerate team development.

One of the most effective ways to make your next team meeting a bit more enjoyable, perhaps, is to introduce an icebreaker question. We begin each team meeting at ClientWise with an icebreaker question. Because we rotate the leadership of each team meeting among the team members, each person gets to come up with their favorite, so it keeps things lighthearted.

Here are the ClientWise team top ten icebreakers! Some are corny, but that’s the point! Have some fun with it and make it your own. Let us know what the favorite icebreaker questions are for your team. 

  1. In a zombie apocalypse, who on your team would you select to be your warrior, your healer, and your leader?

  2. If you were a potato, what way would you like to be cooked and why?

  3. What was the worst job you ever had?

  4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What is your current superpower?

  5. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever watched?

  6.  Describe your dream holiday if money was no limit.

  7. What is the worst food you’ve ever eaten?

  8. What do you prefer? (Pool or the beach, mornings or nights, fruits or vegetables, sweet or savory, cardio or weight lifting)

  9. What is your favorite “Rom-Com”? 

  10.  What is the worst subject you ever had to endure in school?

Bonus Exercise to Build Team Development

Get your team to find ten things they have in common that have absolutely nothing to do with work.

I hope these ideas spark new and innovative ways to make your next team meeting a bit more fun and engaging!

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Topics: Team Engagement Culture

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