Curious about a co-worker you have never met in person? Why not use the icebreakers below to learn more about each other!
- Gather at least 1 other co-worker, e.g. in the Kitchen
- Select a question below
- Respond to it
- Next person's turn
# Me at work
- What motivates you at work?
- Describe the best team you’ve ever worked in prior to working here?
- Have you ever done a personality test? Do you remember the results?
- What makes you stressed & what calms you down at work?
- How do you want to receive feedback?
- How does someone score extra points with you?
- You have to pick one accomplishment that you are proud of in your career so far. What do you select?
# Random work-ish
- What’s the most random thing you’ve done with colleagues?
- What was your dream profession as a kid?
- If you had studied something else, what would it have been?
- What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
- You become a billionaire and can work with whatever you like from wherever you like. What do you do?
# Random - non-work
- Which is your favorite day of the year & why?
- If you won 1m USD, what would you do with the money?
- What country would you like to travel to & why?
- What did you do last weekend?
- What’s the thing outside of work currently keeping your mind busy?
- What’s your least favorite food?
- Where did you grow up?
- What’s the best holiday you’ve ever had?
# Random - personal
- What’s your most embarrassing nickname?
- What’s on your bucket list?
- What are you most proud of in your life so far?
- What’s your weirdest talent?
- What’s the biggest professional failure you have experienced?
- What music do you listen to when you are alone (“embarrassing favorites”)?
- Where you come from, do you have any very local customs or traditions?
- What’s the most used app on your phone?
- Is there any book that changed your life? Which one is it?
- What’s your signature cooking dish?
- What’s the latest thing you geeked out about?
- You’re at the magazine shelf at the airport with all magazines and newspapers in the world. What magazine do you buy?
- Is there any special event in your life (personal or professional) that you think has shaped you to become who you are today? What was it?
- Tell me about your best friend — who is it?
# For best buds or drinking games
- Have you ever been caught doing something illegal?
- What’s your worst habit?
- What’s the weirdest thing you have at home?
- Do you cover your eyes during a scary part in a movie?
- Who is the hottest celebrity you know?
- What's the most boring thing about your job?
- What would your spouse/ex/girlfriend/boyfriend say is your worst side?
- What is your guilty pleasure?
- You need to do a party trick on stage or 3 kids will not be fed for 2 days. What do you do?
- You get to award any type of prize ("award of the week....") to anyone in the team. What do you pick and to whom?
- If you'd be CEO of our company for a week - what would you do (differently)?