Remote Working:  10 Remote-Friendly Icebreaker Games

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way work is conducted across the U.S.

A little more than a third of jobs involve teleworking at least part-time, according to a March 2022 survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With more employees teleworking, employers must consider how to keep staff engaged and prevent feelings of isolation.

Icebreaker games are one way to foster relationships among virtual co-workers.

Pyn compiled this list of icebreaker games that can be done virtually—along with instructions on how to play them—from sources across the web.

The View from My Office

The View from My Office is an icebreaker specifically for teams that do not work together in a traditional office setting.

This game requires advance notice for employees to prepare, as they will be showing their personal workspace—typically in their own homes—to one another.

This or That

Members of the group take turns asking each other questions that have two possible, generally opposing, answers: Coffee or tea? Cat or dog? Sweet or savory?

The person answering must choose which one of the two options they prefer.