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What are team meeting Icebreakers?

That's in the name itself! A lot of situations at work require one to break the ice first. Otherwise the meetings end up being too formal, cliched and boring. Breaking the ice before starting a group work helps everyone be at ease with each other and increase camaraderie.

Most managers and scrum masters use a combination of fun questions and simple games to kickstart a meeting.

Should you do Icebreakers in every meeting?

Well, Icebreakers are well suited for almost all kind of meetings! Personally I love using simple questions to lighten the mood and ensure that meetings are not too templatised! Unless the agenda is too serious, I would recommend to go ahead and use Icebreakers at will.

Some of the usual meetings in which managers (especially those managing a remote team) use Icebreakers:

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Examples of good team building questions

You should always try to personalise them for your team, and make it contextual e.g. inside jokes! But in case you are looking for a pre-built library of such questions, you can read more at this article.

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