Step 7 - Ice breakers & Get-to-know questions ❓


Curious about a co-worker you have never met in person? Why not use the icebreakers below to learn more about each other!

  1. Gather at least 1 other co-worker, e.g. in the Kitchen
  2. Select a question below
  3. Respond to it
  4. 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)?