As the name suggests, team icebreakers help break down barriers of unfamiliarity, diversity, dissimilarity and dysfunction among participants in any group gathering. Whether you’re running a weekly team meeting or conducting a cross-departmental workshop, a quick icebreaker activity puts everyone at ease and sets the mood for a highly productive session.
Quick team icebreakers can be introduced at the start of the meeting or in between sessions. Starting a meeting with a five-minute icebreaker will elicit some fun and laughter, making your team members energised, enthusiastic, engaged, and eager to share ideas with their teammates and take part in open dialogue. If you’re running a whole-day workshop or seminar, icebreakers in between sessions are also beneficial to re-energise your participants and keep their levels of interaction at the optimum.
There are many different types of quick icebreaker games and choosing the right one for your team is the key to its effectiveness. To help you find the right activity for your group, keep the following essential characteristics of quick group icebreakers in mind:
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