People can sometimes over-think, over-analyze and over-complicate a simple fun human interaction.When dating, it is usually a good idea to avoid topics like religion, politics and other potentially polarizing conversation topics. If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? What was the best thing that happened to you this weekend? If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? What is the worst chat up line someone has used on you? Forging and maintaining connections is key in the business world.
Lets face it, no one wants to be with someone who doesnt talk and is boring.
Whether you’re interviewing a potential employee, meeting a new client, or hosting the company’s annual retreat, your opening remarks and questions not only set the tone for the entire event but also help get a better sense of the people you hope to (or already) work with.
Good icebreaker questions can stimulate a thoughtful answer in even the shyest of people, put them at ease, and provide a window into their personality.
Great icebreaker questions are perfect for spurring meaningful discussion and getting things off to a friendly and productive start. They are a casual segue into the main part of the interview while revealing important information about the candidate’s aptitude for the job.
While it may not be conventional, an interview can be a great place to ask more fun ice breaker questions as well.Funny or humorous icebreaker questions can give the interviewer insight into whether or not the interviewee will be a good fit with your workplace culture.