To start using Icebreakers with your team, it's super straightforward to set up.
For starters, make sure you have the Slack integration turned on if you use Slack. Then follow these steps:
First, customize the Icebreaker questions.
Our Icebreaker asks questions around two areas:
(1) "Fun Facts," light-hearted questions that help everyone else get to know each other. For example: "Where did you grow up?”
(2) "Work Preferences," insightful questions that reveal each person's working style. For example: "How you prefer to receive feedback?"
You'll want to make sure the Icebreaker questions are best suited for your team. To do this, visit the "Icebreakers" page on the lefthand navigation toolbox, and click, "Customize the questions here":
Then, you can edit, delete, or add new Icebreaker questions as you'd like:
Second, answer the Icebreaker, yourself.
We recommend answering the Icebreaker, yourself, first to show your team that it's something that you'll be actively participating in. Plus, it's fun for them to get to know you a little better 😀
To answer the Icebreaker yourself click, "Answer the Icebreaker, yourself":
It'll look like this when you (and your team members) answer the Icebreaker:
Add your team to KYT so they can participate.
After answering the Icebreaker yourself, you'll want to add your team so they can participate in the Icebreaker too.
Visit the "People" page and then, click on the big green button "Invite people", enter the person's details, and make sure that Icebreakers is "turned on":
The Icebreaker will be attached to the bottom of the welcome email you send. Note that the Icebreaker is automatically sent out via email or Slack or every single time you add someone new to KYT.
Here's an example of what the email to answer the Icebreaker will look like:
The email will be sent out within an hour or two of you adding your team members to KYT.
You're all set!
🎊 That's it! Your Icebreakers have been sent. You can visit "Icebreakers" or the "Home" page to start to see answers rolling in the next few days:
Ready to use Icebreakers with your own team?
Go straight to your Icebreakers in KYT.