31 Good Ice Breaker Questions for Work

When you enter a new workplace, it can sometimes be difficult to break the ice. The following collection of good ice breaker questions can be utilized anywhere from work to the store, and home. Practicing some of your favorites on this list will help you retain the information and apply it to your next scenario.

Are you a morning or night person?
Describe a positive customer interaction you have experienced.
Describe how and when you came to work at this company.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what change would you make?
If you could choose any one person, living or dead, whom would you most want to be like?
If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?
If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would be…
If you were the king of your workplace, what are the three missing factors that you would add?
In one word, describe your most significant challenge this week?
Share two things about yourself that you think no one at the table may know.
Share your biggest current challenge you are experiencing at work.
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
Tell your coworkers something you appreciate about your company.
What are your favorite hobbies?
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the world?
What characteristic do you value the most in your coworkers?
What comes to your mind first when you think about empowering employees?
What is one word that you would use to describe the effectiveness of your communication?
What is one word that you would use to describe your team?
What is the meaning of your name?
What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?
What is the most significant factor, that your organization has control over, that interferes with your success?
What is the single most significant factor, that your organization controls, that is fueling your success?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite hobby?
What talent do you have that is not utilized successfully in your workplace?
What was the best day of your life and why?
What would you like to be known for?
What’s one work-related skill that you’d like to develop, especially if you could do it easily?
What’s rocking your work world today?
What’s the one word that you’d like to hear from your boss?

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