5 Work Icebreakers That Aren't Totally Awkward

Illustration by Abbie Winters.
The good thing about icebreakers is that they can help teams get to know each other better, go beyond assumptions if people think they already know everything, and help welcome new people into the fold.
The terrible thing about icebreakers is that they can be horribly awkward.
If you're a manager, HR lead, or an employee looking for new ways to bond, take one for the entire team by proposing one of these activities. Hopefully, they're far less cringeworthy than most — or at the least, you'll stick with it long enough to get into it.