In one particularly great INC blog article, Shelley Prevost proposes a valuable task – getting to know your staff. It’s particularly revealing to learn more about team members. By embracing their differences, you allow your team a better chance at working well together and becoming a cohesive collaboration.
During a team building activity in the workplace, take time for a Q&A session with your team members. Ask them revealing questions that may lead to deeper connections overall.
Here are some questions you can ask your team:
- What is one job you always wanted to have?
- What do you want more in terms of your career?
- If you knew you had a month to live, would you change anything about how you’re livng now?
- Describe your biggest failure in the workplace.
- What is one word that you can use to describe your childhood?
- How do you recharge during your off time?
- What person would you tell thank you for inspiring you to be the person you are and why?
- What is one thing that you want someone to say about you in your elegy?
- What character do you most identify with (movies, books, etc.)?
- When do you feel the most happy?
- If you really knew who I was, you would know that….
- If you were to start your own company, what values would you build that company on? What type of company would it be?
- What quality do you possess that you would hate to see in your children or the people you work with?
- What is one thing you would regret not doing by the time you die?
- What personality trait do you value most in others?
- What is one memory you treasure?
- What type of impact do you think you have on your team?
Ultimately these icebreaker questions allow a team to grow closer together and learn valuable lessons that could help them build together.