Icebreaker Questions for Remote Teams

Icebreaker Questions for Remote Teams

Heather Harper

We have curated a list of the most popular and funny icebreaker questions which is a fun way to give your Virtual Happy Hour or your Video Calls a FUN twist while also helping participants get better acquainted with one another. These are great ice breaker ideas to incorporate into your team meetings, training sessions, and even Virtual Happy Hour . And no worries, this list completely adheres to the Employee Privacy Policy.

Remote work has become a very popular discussion within the past few months in response to the COVID-19 outbreak around the world. But Remote Work has been around for many years.

Studies show that not only are employees benefiting from working remotely but many companies are as well. 66% Remote Workers and Companies, said that they are more productive when working from home. Also, 76% voted that working remotely reduces stress and also cuts down on distractions.

With many businesses currently switching to remote work, some leaders may find it hard to keep their team engaged being that they are no longer in the office with one another. Although, swapping to remote work is an adjustment, keeping remote teams engaged during this time is not as hard as it seems. Some studies show it is actually easier to keep their team engaged being remote. 

Not only are team building activities a great way for virtual teams to get to know one another on a personal level, they are also a must to keep remote teams engaged and on the same page while maintaining a happy work environment. It doesn't matter whether the team is a small group or large group of people. This Article is a One Size fits all full of fun icebreaker questions to incorporate into your teams Virtual Office Trivia Game or Weekly Meeting!

The IceBreakers listed below are a great idea to help break the ice and help new team members get to know one another. This is one of the base layers to create a more trusting environment for you and the new team member(s) while having fun. If your company were to create a fun and learning environment the internal turnover rate will likely steadily decrease and create a more loyal employee base as well.

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QuizBreaker is full of IceBreaker Questions for you and your remote team. One of the best ways for a remote team to bond, is to ask them icebreaker questions and have everyone else guess who said what. QuizBreaker makes this easy & automated with lots of awesome features to make it more fun and competitive.

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Without further ado, Here is the list of our favorite Icebreaker Questions for your Remote team’s Virtual Happy Hour:

  • If you had to choose a TV Show or Movie Title to describe your life, What would your life be titled?
  • What is your favorite food combination that others may think is weird?
  • What is your greatest Achievement?
  • If you were the President, What would be the first thing you implemented when in office?
  • As a kid, what did you aspire to be?
  • What is your hidden talent?
  • What is one trait you wish every person had?
  • What is a unique skill you bring to the workplace?
  • If the company had a field day, what sport would you compete in and win?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in the workplace?
  • If you could have one job in the world, what would it be?
  • If the company held a Bring Your Pet To Work Day, What pet would you bring?
  • If you could go back 10 years and give yourself one piece of advice, What advice would you give yourself?
  • What is a quote you live by?
  • If you were to choose a famous person to have lunch with, who would you choose?
  • If there were no dress code, how would you dress for work?
  • What is an important skill you think every person should have and why?
  • What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
  • If you were given an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
  • If you won $1 million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?
  • If you have ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it?
  • What would you likely be famous for?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
  • What are two truths and one lie about you? (Team Members must guess which one is a lie.)
  • If you could pick one person from the team to help you get out of an escape room, who would it be and why?
  • If you could ask the President one question, what would you ask?
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  • What is your favorite board game?
  • If you had to create a sales pitch for the shirt you are wearing, what would your pitch be?
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What do you put in your coffee?
  • What is your childhood nickname?
  • What was your favorite subject in school?
  • You have duct tape, dish soap, tarp, and a waterhose. What would you build?
  • What are the 3 main qualities you look for in a leader?
  • What is your favorite drink?
  • If you had to write a poem about working from home, What would your poem be?
  • What is the weirdest thing you have ever searched google for?
  • What was the first concert you ever went to?
  • If you were stranded on a deserted island with no cell phone service and could only bring 3 things to survive, what would your 3 items be?
  • If you were to write a book about your experience as a High Schooler, what would your book be named?
  • What is the best quality you have?
  • What goals would you like to achieve in the next 5 years?
  • There are now 26 hours in the day, How will you spend the extra two hours?
  • What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
  • What is one piece of advice you wish you were given as a child?
  • If you could go back in time to relive one age, What age would you choose?
  • What is the worst job you have ever had?
  • If you could spend the rest of your life anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
  • If you were to start a fashion trend, What would the look be?
  • What would the title of your autobiography be?
  • What is your favorite reality tv show?
  • Why do you think animals greet one another by sniffing their butts?
  • What is your favorite past-time?
  • What age did you learn how to tie your shoe?
  • What is your go-to meal to cook?
  • What is one word to describe your work ethic?
  • If you had five minutes to come up with a speech on why you are a good fit for this job, what would your speech say?
  • When was your reaction the first time you were told that Santa Clause was not real?
  • What do you think is a good way to approach an awkward conversation?
  • What is the most outdated food in your pantry?
  • What is your favorite hype song?
  • What is your favorite Knock Knock Joke?
  • How would you start a fire if you were stranded in the wilderness using only sticks and rocks?
  • What is your go-to starbucks drink?
  • What type of exotic animal would you like to have?
  • What is your favorite series on netflix?
  • Do you think cereal is a soup? Why or Why not?
  • What are the unwritten rules of where you work?
  • You just invented a new brand of peanut butter that cannot have peanut butter in the name. What would the name be?
  • How do you feel about pineapples on pizza?
  • What would be the worst name for an amusement park?
  • If you were wrongfully put in an insane asylum, How would you convince them that you are not insane?
  • What is the best pick up line you have ever used?
  • Do you prefer working remotely rather than in the office? Why or Why not?
  • What are you secretly obsessed with?
  • What is in the back seat of your car right now?
  • What is your favorite netflix series?
  • What is a word you find yourself saying a lot?
  • What is something you could eat everyday for the rest of your life?
  • If you had to pick a color to best describe your personality, what color would you choose?
  • What are you secretly obsessed with?
  • What is in the back seat of your car right now?
  • What is your favorite netflix movie?
  • What is a word you find yourself saying a lot?
  • What is something you could eat everyday for the rest of your life?
  • If you had to pick a color to best describe your personality, what color would you choose?

You do not have to compile all icebreakers in one of your virtual meeting. You can incorporate a few of the listed virtual icebreakers into every meeting. We hope you enjoy this list of Icebreaker Questions for your Remote Team.

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Heather Harper

About the author

Heather Harper has a Masters in Occupational Psychological from the University of Manchester. She currently works as an editorial writer specialising in organizational psychology - helping teams work better together.

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