What Is a Good Ice Breaker for Team Meetings?

Break the ice at your next meeting.
Break the ice at your next meeting. (Image: business team image by Olaru Radian-Alexandru from Fotolia.com)

To work productively as a team, team members need to feel comfortable. Ice breakers are the best way to jump start the process.

Team Participation

Team meetings are successful when individual members willingly contribute ideas. The team is more likely to be productive and effective when all members participate.

Team participation
Team participation (Image: team image by Andrey Kiselev from Fotolia.com)

The Key to a Successful Ice Breaker

Ice breakers encourage participation. The key to a successful ice breaker is for it to be low risk enough that members will want to join in, yet have enough risk that participants venture slightly outside of their comfort zone.

A comfortable team
A comfortable team (Image: business team image by Jorge Casais from Fotolia.com)

The Birthday Ice Breaker

The '"Birthday"' ice breaker is an ideal way to jump start a meeting. Have everyone stand in a line. In total silence they have one minute to reorganize in order of their birth month and day. Everyone's equal input is required in order for this activity to be successful. Team members will see that their input matters which will make them feel more comfortable and more willing to share their ideas.

Teamwork achieved
Teamwork achieved (Image: team work image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.com)

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