As part of creating a high performance team, it’s important to build rapport and understanding of each person at the human level. I’ve found that introducing an ice breaker or personal sharing element to off-sites or planning sessions is a great way to get to know each other and develop a foundation of trust.
Here are four simple team rapport building questions:
- Where are your from and what was it like growing up there?
- How many siblings do you have and what’s each one like?
- Where do you fall in the sibling order and how did that impact growing up?
- What was your most interesting or difficult challenge as a kid?
The next time you’re planning the agenda for a team meeting, whether it’s a one-off strategy session or a weekly meeting, consider adding a personal element for people to get to know each other better.
What else? What are some more thoughts on team rapport building questions?