There is no right way to build a team. What works for one team doesn't necessarily work for another. Experiment and find what works best for you and your team.
Many managers want to find a silver bullet formula but what you will find here is a whole bunch of tips that you can try. Especially during hard time of pandemic and coronavirus (COVID-19)
You can use these questions to change an atmosphere, emotions and focus in your team.
To start your day
What was the best part about your day?
How much coffee did you drink yesterday?
What work was most exciting to you this week?
What was yesterday's favorite moment?
What’s something that you miss and/ or don’t miss that surprises you?
What made you laugh yesterday?
What has been the high point so far?
What new ideas are giving you energy lately?
Have you listened to anything interesting lately?
What is one thing we could do right now to make this (day, project, event) even better?
How are you taking care of yourself today?
What habit have you started or stopped lately?
What’s the easiest/ hardest part about your day?
What are things you have realized that you don’t really need?
What’s something you own that feels useful?
What is the book that you are reading?
Is there something you need help with at this moment?
To have fun
Would you prefer cats or dogs/ sea or mountains/ heat or cold/ invisibility or flying?
If your day was turned into a movie, who would you cast?
Describe to a 6-year old what you do in life?
What are 3 words that describe you best?
How would you describe your lifestyle in only 3 words?
What is something you know you do differently than most people?
What is on your bucket list - things you want to do or experience within your lifetime?
What movie describes best your emotions today?
Who would you like to have dinner/ party with tonight (dead or alive)?
What was the most dangerous situation you’ve been in?
What’s the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to you?
Where would you live if you had no ties to any specific place or office?
What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
What was the best/ worst gift you’ve ever received?
What did you love doing as a child that you don’t do anymore?
How do you unlock your creativity?
What is your favorite meal of the day?
Where was the last place you’ve visited?
Which TV show are you following right now?
What’s your favorite drink?
What’s your favorite thing you have at home?
What’s your favorite way to travel?
To change your perspective
What is the most significant thing that has happened in your life in the last month?
Name one great joy and one sorrow that you have experienced this year.
What is in your life that needs more of your attention right now?
What positive do you see in this situation?
How can you change your situation or the way you respond to it?
Is the best you coming across in this situation?
What in this situation is within your control, that you can realistically change?
What resources would you tap into to overcome this obstacle?
Who do you know that could help you with this?
For managers and leaders
How can I make your day easier in five minutes?
What dreams do you have for the future of your company/ team?
What is the best thing about working with your company/ team/ project?
What is one thing you need to move your team to the next level?
What changes would make work an adventure again instead of a drudgery?
What is bringing you 80% of your joy as a leader?
What is bringing you 80% of your stress as a leader?
What is motivating you right now?
How does this job bring out the best in you?
What are the top three challenges you face right now? The top three opportunities?
What needs to change about who you are for your company/ team to go where it needs to go?
To get know your teammates better
Tell us about someone who has helped you become the person you are today.
What would you like to experience at work? What in private life?
What is something memorable about you, that I can remember you by?
What are you secretly good at?
What is your strength which you can support our team?
What are five things you love about yourself?
What is your weakness in which you could use support from our team?
What brings you the greatest job satisfaction?
What you can not stand at work?
What do you value in others the most?
If money wasn’t an issue, how would that make your life different?
What brings you in a good mood?
What always makes you smile?
What advice would you give your 20-year old self?
What is one life lesson that you think everyone should know?
What’s the nicest compliment you’ve ever received? From who?
To discover a true purpose, values and passion
What is your biggest professional dream?
Tell us a story from your life that would give us a picture of who you really are.
If you could invest the rest of your life and know you could change one thing in the world around your, what would it be?
What issues do you truly care about in the world around you?
What were you made to do?
What are some important dreams that you would like to pursue in the next five or ten years?
How do you contribute to a better society?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? What roles attracted you?
Visualize yourself at a time in the future when you are living your ideal life. How would that look?
What does professional success mean for you?
What is your greatest achievement?
What is most important to you in life/ work?
What would it mean to be true to your beliefs and principles in this situation?
What are you most passionate about in life?
What in life gives you lasting satisfaction?
To change your future
What opportunities do you see in this situation?
Where do you wish we would be heading for a holiday?
If you would be really radical, what would you try?
What’s the most generous act you’ve seen recently?
What’s the last thing you experienced that made you laugh/ happy/ proud?
What do you hope we all learn or take away from this experience?
How can we use this situation to change our future?