What is an Icebreaker?
An ice breaker is an activity, game, or event that is used to welcome and warm up the conversation among participants in a meeting. Ice breakers range wildly, from simple one-question answers to elaborate team games. All ice breakers are designed to help the participants get to know one another and build rapport, but that doesn't mean they can't also be work and results focused.
The Lucid bookshelves include three full volumes covering different ice breaker techniques. The vast majority involve asking a thought provoking or interesting question, which all participants then answer in a go-around.
- 28 Icebreaker Questions to Start Your Next Team Meeting - by Elise Keith for Inc
- What Is an Ice Breaker? ~ on The Balance
- Icebreaker Questions for Meetings ~ on Icebreaker Ideas
- Best ice-breakers for remote meetings (Word Doc) ~ by Nancy Settle-Murphy