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5 Professional Icebreakers You Can Do Remotely

Entrepreneur logoThe Entrepreneur gives tips on how to maintain your company culture with tools such as Kahoot!, even if you have to do it from a distance.

If you’re like me, I’m working remotely along with my entire team. However, modern businesses should be increasing the value of teamwork, and the closer your team is, the better they will perform. Co-workers who relate to each other and get along can more easily coordinate efforts for projects. Accomplishing this, however, can be something of a challenge, especially with everything going on right now. Not everyone is an extrovert, and knowing where to start can be a struggle.

Here are some ideas of ways your team can break the ice, whether they meet in the office or work remotely.

Friendly competition
A low-stakes activity can be both entertaining and educational if desired. Kahoot.com, for example, allows you to create custom online quizzes your team can take on their mobile devices. These quizzes can ask questions about company protocol to remind employees about certain rules or contain Disney trivia to determine who is the biggest fan. Reward the winner with a small treat or some other sort of prize. Since Kahoot is an online service, it can be done from anywhere. Reward the winner with a digital gift card instead of a physical prize in this situation.

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