For your regular meetings, where participants know each other, ice breaker questions can still serve a purpose.You can use them to get the conversation started and, especially when they focus on the topic of the meeting, they are a good way to move participants into the main meeting agenda.
You'll find helpful tips that will make your facilitation and the meeting successful.
Note that some of these questions are more suitable for participants who don't work together and are meeting for the first time.
Others are more suitable for people who work together regularly.
Some of the questions will work in either situation.
These are sample ice breakers that you can use to start out your meetings, retreats, team building sessions, or training classes.
With the right ice breaker question, you can focus the group on the content of the meeting.Or, you can decide that you want the participant warmup focused on laughter and fun.Ice breakers help your meeting participants get to know each other and they warm up the conversation between participants at the meeting.Once you use ice breakers to break the ice, the participant discussions flow comfortably.They are an excellent opportunity to encourage more questions, exchanges, and sharing of experiences among participants.They encourage conversation which is typically slow when a group gets together for the first time. They don't want to draw negative attention to themselves.