15 Questions To Get To Know Your Coworkers Better

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Building strong relationships with your colleagues can significantly enhance teamwork, productivity, and overall workplace satisfaction. Plus, it can make your work days more enjoyable and fun! One effective way to foster closer connections is to actively get to know your coworkers on a more personal level. By investing time and effort into understanding their backgrounds, interests, and aspirations, you can cultivate a much more supportive and collaborative work environment.

A positive work culture doesn’t form overnight. It takes time to invest in relationships with your employees or coworkers and goes beyond just casual conversations in the break room or during meetings. It involves making a concerted effort to understand their unique perspectives, experiences, and working styles. By building a rapport with your colleagues, you can create a more inclusive and harmonious workplace culture where everyone feels valued and supported.

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From organizing team-building activities to simply taking the time to listen and engage in meaningful conversations, there are countless ways to deepen your connections with those you work alongside. Office retreats are an ideal time to connect as a group, but don’t wait until one is planned to get to know your coworkers.

One simple step towards creating a strong and happy team is simply asking people questions. So, the next time you bump into someone at the water cooler or go out for happy hour after work, try asking one of these friendly questions:

Questions about their personality:

  1. What talent are you most proud of?
  2. Do you know your Meyers-Briggs?
  3. What are your pet peeves?
  4. Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
  5. Are you an animal person?

Questions about their hobbies:

  1. What’s your favorite tv show to binge watch?
  2. What’s your favorite meal to cook?
  3. What kinds of book do you enjoy reading?

Questions about travel:

  1. What places are on your travel bucket list?
  2. Do you prefer to fly or drive when you travel?
  3. Where would you move to if you could bring your friends and family with you?

Questions about their past:

  1. What was the best date you ever went on?
  2. Who was your celebrity crush when you were in high school?
  3. What subjects did you most enjoy in school?
  4. What did you enjoy most about your last job?
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Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.

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