Do you know your colleagues? How well do you know them? The answer is probably not that much.
Sometimes, your colleagues have a different life background than you. However, that should not stop you from discovering the people next to you because you actually spend a LOT of time with them – like it or not :).
Building a better relationship with your colleagues will help you do your work better. When you are in a work environment, it is essential to get to know your colleagues and develop a healthy communication with them. Moreover, you might find out some cool things about them.
Here are 10 questions to ask you colleagues next time you talk with them:
- Whom would you most like to swap places with for a day?
This question is a great conversation starter. Their answers might surprise you and you will sure break the ice.
- What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?
In most cases, childhood brings us happy memories from an easier period of our life. Give your colleagues the chance to remember some of the most fascinating moments of their life.
- How do you recharge?
At the office, we focus on our responsibilities and deadlines. Recharging after a busy day is very important for both your physical and mental health. Discussing this topic with your colleagues might give you some important incentives and ideas on how you can boost your energy.
- If you had just one “Thank you” card to give to someone, who that person would be?
Maybe you are the lucky winner.
- What characteristic do you most admire in others?
Even if it is altruism or courage, this will give you a better perception on what your colleagues desire to see in their life.
- What super power would you like to have?
Let’s admit it, we all want to have super powers. This question will give you some cool and unexpected answers.
- What is the last book you read?
You might find that both of you share the same passion for a book and have an obsession over an author. After this, maybe you can start sharing your favorite books or even create a book club with other colleagues.
- What are you passionate about?
You will be surprised to find the real passions of your colleagues that can also be the same as yours. Who knows? Give it a try.
- What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
When you look at your colleagues, some of them might seem quite normal to you. However, our work life does not completely define us and you will be astonished when colleagues of yours will tell you that they know to play the piano or auditioned for a talent show.
- Which individual, alive or not, would you like to drink coffee with the most?
This is a classic question for getting to know your colleagues and it should give you a clear look into their personalities.
This collection of questions of getting-to-know your colleagues is an enjoyable way to bond with them. If you want a more cohesive way of creating a united team, here are 7 team building activities you can implement.