Favourite ice breaker questions for team meetings?
What are some of your favourite / most engaging questions to start off a great meeting? PS: We have put together some prompts in our latest launch -Conversations by Thursday. Would love to get your feedback on those questions :) https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Some variation on "what is something you recently learned" has always worked for me. It helps me better understand what my co-workers are curious about
@product_at_producthunt This is quite nice and yep a great way to get to know someone. I am going to use it next time. Thank you for sharing. What is it that you learned recently?
@rucha_joshi8 I've been learning a lot about school zoning in NYC. My wife and I are trying to figure out whether or not to stay put in our current rental. What's interesting is that once our son gets into a school, he can stay in that school.
@product_at_producthunt The school coming system in the US is fascinating, we don't have anything like that in India. Good to know that even if you change neighbourhoods your son won't necessarily have to switch schools as well.
For years, working in advertising and then tech, I found one of the most eye-opening questions has been, "Has anyone pulled an all-nighter recently?" - the answers seem to evolve generationally.
@adamcbuchanan haha this is a fun and tricky one. The last time I pulled off an all nighter was before a PH launch 😅 and we have one coming up this Thursday How about you?
@rucha_joshi8 Our team is in the same boat! I'll keep an eye out for the launch. Our team is launching this Friday. Next PH launch will have to be called "All-Nighter Tips, Tricks, Tasks, Troubleshoots, and Coffee"
@adamcbuchanan "All-Nighter Tips, Tricks, Tasks, Troubleshoots, and Coffee" 😁 Love it
Holiday plans! They're always so versatile and fun to listen to.
@adraina_a yes and makes me feel so wistful as well. Especially after the past 2 years, it is even more gratifying to listen to people's holiday/travel plans
I get the feeling I know what the next feature release is for Thursday 😀
@maxwellcdavis hehe you'll find out for sure - tomorrow is the launch day 😄
For me talking about recent films/series is always one of the most favourite question to gather the involvement in a team meetings and also nowadays people try to keep their point of view with respect to a movie/series , so according to me its a nice topics to have conversation's.
@hardik_shah21 Thanks for sharing. New movies and films are some of the easiest ways and most barrier free way to start conversations :)
@hardik_shah21 @rucha_joshi8 This reminds me, Did anyone see BATMAN yet?!??
@almost_designer yup , saw the next day itself!
Good question! Looking forward to find new tips. In my practice I try to be empathic and ask personalized questions. For example, I know that my colleague was about to move and I ask him: "How's it going with the moving? Is everything going according to plan? How can I help you?" I think the whole trick is to make sure the question is from the heart and that you are interested in the answer. It's not just a formality.
This is something I struggle with, initiating team conversation. Some of my go-to topics are Movies, Weekend plans, Crypto