An icebreaker is an activity, event, or game that is designed to break down social barriers, make others feel more comfortable, and facilitate social interaction. Icebreakers are usually performed at the beginning of a meeting or team session and involve a group of people.
What is an Icebreaker?
Virtual Meeting Icebreakers
This is one of my favorite virtual icebreakers. Why? Because it reveals what your teammates really value!
Show and Tell
Do you want to get to know your team on a more personal note? This icebreaker activity is a great way to break the ice by putting your most embarrassing/awkward/awesome/proud moments up front for the world to see.
Icebreakers You Can Do In Person
This is my favorite icebreaker, because you combine easy bonding with the best possible ingredient: sugar!
The Candy Game
The Marshmallow Game
Another icebreaker based on food? Of course! This icebreaker’s end goal is to build the tallest freestanding structure… out of spaghetti, string, tape, and a marshmallow. And if that wasn’t enough? The marshmallow has to be on top!
If you want people to get out of the office, you also can have your icebreaker be a mini scavenger hunt. It can be around town, around the office, or around the building.