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How to build an inclusive team environment with questions and activities


A safe and inclusive culture ensures team members feel a sense of belonging. To build this culture, team members need opportunities to meaningfully interact with one another. While some of these opportunities may come naturally, people managers and team leaders must also lead in facilitating opportunities for connection. Icebreaker questions and activities are excellent ways for team members to get to know one another. However, some questions or activities may be inadvertently exclusive. This tool provides a guide on how to avoid exclusive questions, how to ask questions in an effective way, and activities to continue encouraging conversations.

Time required

10 minutes to review

How to use this tool
  1. Part 1: Learn how to ask inclusive questions

  2. Part 2: Embed icebreakers into team norms

  3. Part 3: How to continue the conversation

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