The 117 Best Team-building Icebreaker Questions for Your Team
Ditch the usual questions and get to know your teammates better with these fun ice breaker questions! Read more here.
Everyone knows the power of teamwork. Companies spend a lot of time and money on technology and processes meant to encourage team cohesion, ensure seamless collaboration, and boost overall productivity. But none of that matters without the most important teamwork ingredient – true camaraderie and connection between teammates.
Using icebreaker questions to kick off meetings is a simple (and free) team-building tool that anyone can use. Icebreaker questions do much more than just help you get past those first few awkward minutes on a call. They put people at ease and help you build trust. Even seemingly superficial questions give people an opportunity to share something about themselves. And when people start opening up – even with just a fun fact or anecdote – they start to realize what they have in common, make connections, and laugh together.
The good news is that incorporating icebreaker questions into your meetings is super easy. In fact, you probably already use icebreakers without even thinking about it. How was your weekend? What’s the weather like where you are? Did you catch the game? Have you seen [insert latest binge-worthy show here]? Those are all really common icebreaker questions.
To help you spice things up and have a little more fun, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite 117 icebreaker questions. Many of these are open ended to encourage follow-up questions and even invite a little storytelling. You never know what you might learn!
When you were a kid
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Who was your teenage celebrity crush?
Did you have an imaginary friend?
What were you really good at?
What were you terrible at?
What terrified you?
Who was your best friend?
Did you have an arch nemesis?
What was your favorite subject at school?
Who was your favorite teacher?
What was a food you refused to eat?
What was the biggest lie you told your parents?
What hobbies did you have?
What did you think it meant to be an adult?
What was your favorite toy?
A little bit about yourself
What’s your middle name?
Do you have a nickname?
Where did you grow up?
Do you have any hobbies?
What does your dream house look like?
What gets you up in the morning?
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
What’s on your nightstand?
What three phone apps could you absolutely not live without?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Do you have any pets?
What makes you laugh?
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
What was the first concert you ever saw?
What was the best concert you ever saw?
What’s your guilty pleasure music?
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
Do you have any irrational fears?
What’s your favorite/least favorite thing about where you live?
Which movie or TV show can you watch over and over and over?
What’s an incredibly common thing that you’ve never done?
What’s the furthest place you’ve ever traveled?
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
Off the beaten track
What’s your theme song?
Do you ever get mistaken for a celebrity?
If someone made a movie of your life, who would play the lead?
Which emoji do you use most?
Do you name your cars?
A genie grants you three wishes, but none of them can benefit you directly. What are your wishes?
Which cartoon character would you like to take out on a date?
What movie would you like to experience as a rollercoaster?
This or that?
Coffee or tea?
Cats or dogs?
Morning person or night owl?
Books or movies?
Sweet or savory?
Adventurous or cautious?
Work out or Netflix and chill?
Marvel or DC?
Introvert or extrovert?
Theme park or national park?
Cooking in or eating out?
Vampires or werewolves?
Winter or summer?
Facebook or Twitter?
Country or city?
Museum or nightclub?
Truth or dare?
Hogwarts or Middle Earth?
Pizza or burger?
Solitude or crowds?
Chocolate or vanilla?
On the subject of work
What was your first job?
What was the worst job you ever survived?
What’s your dream job?
What’s your favorite part of your job?
How do you feel about working from home?
What’s the best piece of career advice you ever received?
What’s the worst piece of career advice you ever received?
Which work-related accomplishment are you most proud of?
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made on the job?
What stresses you out most at work?
How do you relieve stress at work?
Does what you studied in college match what you do for work now?
All about pop culture
What are you watching?
What are you reading?
What music are you listening to?
What podcasts are you listening to?
What celebrity gossip are you following?
What’s the best meme you’ve seen lately?
What current fashion craze do you love/hate?
Have you ever met anyone famous?
If you could join the cast of any reality show, which one would you choose?
What’s your favorite movie?
What’s your favorite book?
What’s your favorite TV show?
What’s your favorite podcast?
Who is your favorite musical artist?
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
What’s your favorite meal?
What’s your favorite decade?
Who is your favorite author?
Who is your favorite comic?
Who is your favorite philanthropist?
What’s your favorite sport?
If you …
If you could have one super power, which one would you choose?
If you had a million dollars to give away, how would you spend it?
If you could time travel, when would you go and what would you do?
If you had a chance to travel into space, would you go?
If aliens invited you into space, would you say yes?
If you could transform into any animal, which would you choose?
If you could invite any five people—living or dead, real or fictional—to a dinner party, who would make your list?
If you could have instant mastery of one skill, what would it be?
If you were handed an elixir of immortality, would you drink it?
If you could meet any famous person—dead or alive—who would you choose?
If you could designate any activity as an Olympic event, which would you choose?
If you never had to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
If you were featured on the evening news, what would the headline be?
If you had to be one age forever, which age would you choose?
If you could do your teenage years over, what would you change?
If you ran away with the circus, what would your act be?
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