For many people, working from home has become a new, unfamiliar normal. As teams adjust to remote communication and makeshift offices, research shows that the transition can strain communication, productivity, and professional relationships. Another side effect of this unexpected shift in how we work is employee disengagement and feelings of isolation. But, there is good news. New-to-remote workers are quickly finding ways to collaborate, connect, and stay engaged. With the absence of office watercoolers, many have turned to Slack to replace the fun, bonding conversations that would typically take place at lunch or while grabbing coffee. Finding fun and engaging ways to stay connected to your team is vital as we move through this unpredictable time, and fun and frequent communication can do wonders for employee morale and productivity. We’ve compiled a list of 30 icebreakers that you can use to engage and get to know your team, directly within your Slack account.
How to set up an icebreaker poll in Slack
Log in to your Poll Everywhere account and add Poll Everywhere to your Slack workspace to get started engaging your teammates on the fly.
Find Poll Everywhere in the Shortcuts menu on Slack. Then, choose Multiple Choice or Question and Answer to build your fun icebreaker activity. Participants can either click one of the answer options you provided, or enter their own responses and upvote or downvote others’ contributions.
Click the following questions to copy directly into your Poll Everywhere account. Don’t have an account? Sign up here.
We hope these icebreaker activities have helped you spark conversations and build connections with your team. For more tips and best practices to help smooth the transition to a virtual workplace, check out our remote resource hub.