Having remote meetings is incredibly important to keep your business going through these times of physical distancing. They may also be one of the few times your employees get to see people they are familiar with other than their own families.
So the last thing you want to do is make this time even more stressful with long draining meetings. Your virtual meetings are necessary, yes, however, no one said they couldn’t be fun too!
These fun icebreakers will encourage more engagement from everyone in your next virtual meeting.
Two Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and Lie is a fun icebreaker that participants can get creative with. Each member lists two facts about themselves (these are your truths) and one lie. Everyone else tries to decide which is the lie out of the three given statements. The key to tricking your colleagues is to choose obscure truths to tell and a lie that sounds believable.
This icebreaker helps players learn a little more about each other and hopefully adds a lot of laughs. You’ll surely be surprised by the truth.
Take a Picture of BLANK
Take a picture of… is a great way to allow employees to get to know each other. This icebreaker is simple and can be added to any meeting introduction. You can choose anything to take a picture of, which can lead to great conversations about hobbies, collections, or fun stories. You’d be surprised at how much people will want to share and open up when they’re given the right opportunity.
A few things you can take pictures of might be,
- Shoes employees are wearing
The fun is only one picture away!
Virtual Show and Tell
As a kid Show and Tell was THE BIG DAY. It was an exciting time for everyone to bring something that’s unique, holds special purpose, or may even have a crazy story to go along with it. Although you may not have participated in Show and Tell since you were very young, it’s time to bring that excitement back.
Tell everyone to be prepared for Show and Tell at your next virtual meeting and be prepared to learn more about your team. You never know what they’ll bring!
10 Things in Common
10 Things in Common is the fastest scavenger hunt you weren’t expecting. This game is all about quick thinking and maybe messy desks. This icebreaker game can be played in a variety of ways, so don’t be afraid to change up the rules.
The game can be timed in a meeting or done off the clock. Your 10 things in common could be items on desks or around the room or they could even be facts, such as “we both graduated high school in 1996.” Of course obvious things such as “we both have noses” don’t count.
This game helps create direct conversation and helps your team members find similarities and make better connections with their colleagues.
Trivia games are a lot of fun for everyone involved. You may be surprised who knows what random fact. Topics can range anywhere from movies to outer space to last year’s office holiday party.
Need help with your first game? Here are 5 random trivia questions you can use,
- Who was Henry VIll’s first wife? Catherine of Aragon.
- Who won the Super Bowl in 2011? Green Bay Packers.
- What famous person said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney
- How long does the average elephant live? 70 years
- How many continents are there on planet Earth? 7
These icebreakers can be added to the beginning of a meeting or be an entire team-building exercise for your team to enjoy. The point is to get everyone excited, relaxed, and connected.