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Get to know you Icebreakers / Fun Questions for a 1:1 Template

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Get to know you Icebreakers / Fun Questions for a 1:1 Template

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Break from the mundane. Here's a bunch of fun questions to ask in your next one-on-one or team meeting. Choose just one or use a couple and see where the conversations go. Either way, with these questions you'll get to know each other and have an interesting start to your meeting.

Posted on May 10, 2022

Get to know you Icebreakers / Fun Questions for a 1:1 FAQs

How long should a get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1 be?

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You should initially set your get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1s for 30 with your team. If you prepare and share an agenda in advance you're likely to get through more faster.

How often should you have get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1s?

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Most get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1s tend to occur bi-weekly. As you go through a few iterations of them you may need to increase or decrease the frequency.

How do you structure a get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1?

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You should think about deviding the meeting into 2 sections: If you... Questions, What's... Questions. Then adding the following get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1 topics, where appropriate:

  • If you could describe yourself with any 3 adjectives, what would they be?
  • If you were a character in any book, movie, or TV show, who would you be?
  • What's something that you're passionate about, but few people know about?
  • What's your favorite way to procrastinate?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • In the spirit of [icebreaker game], what's your favorite 'would you rather' question?
  • What's a place you've always wanted to visit but haven't
  • If you could invite any 3 people (dead or alive) to dinner, who would they be?
  • If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are 3 things you would want with you?
  • What's a weird hobby you have?
  • What's been the best part of your day so far?
  • If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  • What's the weirdest place that you've ever been to?
  • What's your favorite emoji? Why?
  • What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • If you could visit any location in history, where would it be?
  • If you could instantly be fluent in any language, what would it be?
  • If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do with your time?
  • What has been your best vacation ever?
  • What was your favourite birthday party as a child?
  • If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?

What should you discuss during a get to know you icebreakers / fun questions for a 1:1?

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21 great things to discuss in your Get to know you Icebreakers / Fun Questions for a 1:1:

  • If you could describe yourself with any 3 adjectives, what would they be?
  • If you were a character in any book, movie, or TV show, who would you be?
  • What's something that you're passionate about, but few people know about?
  • What's your favorite way to procrastinate?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • In the spirit of [icebreaker game], what's your favorite 'would you rather' question?
  • What's a place you've always wanted to visit but haven't
  • If you could invite any 3 people (dead or alive) to dinner, who would they be?
  • If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are 3 things you would want with you?
  • What's a weird hobby you have?
  • What's been the best part of your day so far?
  • If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  • What's the weirdest place that you've ever been to?
  • What's your favorite emoji? Why?
  • What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • If you could visit any location in history, where would it be?
  • If you could instantly be fluent in any language, what would it be?
  • If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do with your time?
  • What has been your best vacation ever?
  • What was your favourite birthday party as a child?
  • If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?

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Brennan McEachran is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hypercontext, a suite of tools to help leaders and their teams streamline objectives, meetings and morale into one workflow. He has spent more than a decade in the leadership and employee engagement space building apps to create better relationships between managers and their teams.

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