30 fun and fresh icebreakers perfect for engaging your virtual team on Slack

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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. 

Add to Slack

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

What’s your most hilarious quarantine moment? 😂

What is your favorite part of your job? 👩‍🍳

What’s your hidden talent? 🎷

You’re stranded on a desert island. What are your top three must-have items? 🏝

What’s your favorite season? 🍂

If you could only vacation at the same spot for the rest of your life – where would you choose?🗺

What is your favorite stress reduction technique?🧘

Describe your life in one word. 📝

Desired superpower? 🦸

If you could time travel, where would you ‘go’?

Which famous person – dead or alive – would you want to go to dinner with if given the opportunity? 🍽

What is your ultimate guilty pleasure? 🍦

Are you a maximalist or minimalist? 🤔

Where was your first vacation destination? 📍

What was your least favorite childhood show? 🎥

What was your most favorite childhood memory? 🧸

Worst show on Netflix? 🎬

Tiger King: yay or nay? 🐯

What did you want to be when you were growing up?👨‍🚀

What is your favorite book?📚

What book have you learned the most from? 📖

What animal would you be and why?🐶

What was your first concert? 🎵

Describe your alter-ego in one word. 🎭

What are you grateful for this week?💖

What is your spirit animal?🦄

Where do you seek inspiration? 💡

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?📥

What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Would you rather live a life of adventure or stability?🧐

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