We have a few icebreaker ideas to help your summer associates and interns get to know each other.
Do you like playing games?
Of course, we all do.
But what playing games at work?
Did you know that playing games at work can help increase the overall happiness of an employee?
Or that it can lead to increased productivity?
What about helping your summer associates and interns get to know each other and the company better with games?
Here are 5 fun ice breaker ideas to help your employee get to know each other.
5 Fun Icebreaker Ideas for Summer Interns
Icebreaker Idea 1: You Get One Question
Ice breaker ideas are designed to get you thinking and talking to one another.
Pick a person to do something such as hiring, marrying, or investing.
Each person must then come up with one question to ask to determine who is the perfect hire in the situation.
This helps team members learn what matters most to them and what their motivations are for working at the company.
2. Mad Lib Mission Statement
Who didn’t love Mad Libs as a kid? Teachers even let us play it in school because it taught grammar.
It’s the perfect game for small or large companies.
Simply take your current mission statement and remove any nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
You can either have the group work in teams or as a whole.
Once the silly mission statement has been read, you can have them work on it until the entire group as a whole creates a mission statement everyone feels is correct.
This will help every employee feel as though they know and understand the company as a whole better. Perfect for new and seasoned employees.
3. Hello, My Name Is
For this game, get some “Hello My Name Is” stickers available. On each one, write down an adjective like, “grumpy, fearful, happy, encouraging, negative, slacker, etc).
Place all the name tags in a container. Have each employee randomly grab one name tag. Place it on their shirt without being able to view what it says.
For a period of time or duration of the day, the employee must respond and interact according to what is on their name tag.
Great ice breaker ideas are designed to get employees to get to know one another.
They also help us to realize how labeling others can change how we see ourselves and not always for the better.
4. Word Play (Wheel of Fortune Style)
Similar to the classic hit tv game show, “Wheel of Fortune”. This game is easily customized and a lot of fun to play.
The puzzles can consist of company slogans, catchphrases, movies, TV shows and celebrities.
This is a great game for employees who love solving puzzles.
To start with, three players are chosen. Once a puzzle has been played, a new player can join in the fun.
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5. Scavenger Hunt
Probably the oldest of all ice breaker ideas but it’s always fun and it’s easy to set up.
There are now even variations of a scavenger hunt:
- Limited to inside office games only.
- Includes outside office clues.
- Digital scavenger hunt for the tech heads.
Do Icebreaker Ideas Work? Of course they do, when they are facilitated well and the games are extremely fun.
Let us help create your next summer intern team building experience with a few of our ice breaker ideas. Call us today at 908-623-3244. No obligation and no deposit required upon booking.