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Whenever you meet with a new group, the leader inevitably wants to do some “icebreakers.” The motivation is good–a team functions better when they know and understand each other.
But people don’t like them. Introverts, especially, feel awkward sharing personal information, and sometimes the “fun” questions can feel invasive. They also don’t do a lot to build team cohesiveness. How does everyone knowing what type of animal you’d be if you could switch help you develop a marketing plan for 2023?
But just jumping into the work can be awkward as well.