Questions to Connect with Your Team

Management or Skip-Step Check-Ins:  To look at the crisis through the lens of your team member and better understand their needs.

  • How are you feeling today?
  • What’s been going well? What hasn’t?
  • What’s gotten in your way?
  • Do you have what you need to work from home?
  • Do you need time off or additional flexibility?
  • What ‘life’ work is impacting your ability to do your job right now?
  • What would make you feel more supported?
  • How do you plan to take time for yourself?
  • What information are you looking to see from the leadership team?
  • What have you learned? What opportunities do you want to seize?

Creative Ideas and Strategy-Driven Questions:  Your team is a great resource for ideas and creative strategies during this time, don’t forget to use them.

  • What aspect of working in an office environment do you miss? What aspects do you not miss at all?
  • What tools/resources are you using to work-from-home that you find most valuable?
  • What are ways we could positively impact our community as a company?
  • What safety protocols would make the office a safer place to return to?
  • What ways can we shift our products/services to assist our customers and potential new customers/markets right now?
  • What could we be doing right now to better prepare for the re-opening of the economy?
  • How is this situation impacting our customers in the short-term? Long-term?
  • What vulnerabilities has this crisis shown in our company? How can we shore them up?

Ice-Breaker Questions:  To start meetings on a positive note and learn more about your team members.

  • What was your first paid job?
  • Are you a morning bird or a night owl?
  • Which season is your favorite? Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer?
  • Do you prefer large group hangouts or small one-on-one hangouts?
  • Would you prefer to go to the mountains or the beach?
  • Which historical figure would you want to meet?
  • What’s a hidden talent you have?
  • As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • Who has been the most influential person in your life thus far?
  • What is one of your biggest goals within your personal life?
  • What is your biggest accomplishment within your professional life?
  • What’s the best decision you’ve ever made?
  • What’s a personal hardship you’ve been through that led to something positive?