“Let’s go around the room and have everyone share a fun fact.”
You cringe as you wait your turn, wondering which fact you can use that:
- You have not already used the dozens of times someone has asked this same question
- Is intriguing but not intimate
- Is interesting but not shocking
You’re just glad you weren’t asked to “tell two truths and a lie,” which you dread even more, both for its utter lack of originality and the discomfort you’ve felt when forced to lie, even in fun.
In a world of remote work, where creating connections and a sense of community have never been more important, it’s time to throw away the same old icebreaker questions that elicit groans, and to be honest, which usually waste a lot of time and goodwill that can be hard to win back.
There’s no one perfect question that works in every situation. Before you delve into the universe of possible questions (see links below), consider factors like: