Bonding remotely: Question of the day

Bonding remotely: Question of the day

At Remote we have a 30-minute daily team call. It consists of two parts: a short agenda, and some time to bond. In the first months we’d just discuss whatever came to mind. That worked OK, but lead to certain people speaking more than others. To get to know each other a bit better, and in different ways, we introduced the question of the day.

Every day now, we end the meeting with the question of the day. Everyone answers the question, and depending on the question, hilarity, or more serious discussions come from those answers.

Anyone can submit a question, and we have had both very serious and very funny questions. We’ve compiled some of our favourite questions below.

Remote’s favourite questions

Susana and Alex (design and product at Remote) remarked enjoying both the serious, as well as the less serious questions.

Our (ranked) best:

  • What makes you anxious and how do you deal with that?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What was the ‘butterfly effect’ moment of your life?
  • Who’s someone you really admire?
  • If you had to have another career/job what would it be?
  • Hardest conversation / meeting at work you’ve ever had?
  • What helps get you in the flow?
  • How do you explain to your parents what you do for a living?
  • What’s your favourite Pizza?
  • What changed the way you view the world? Event? Book? Movie? Class? Something else?
  • What would you do if you had enough money to retire today?
  • Of all your worldly possessions, what would be the hardest to give up?
  • What changed the way you view the world? Event? Book? Movie? Class? Something else?
  • What is your biggest retirement dream?
  • You get to spend a full day with anyone you want, who is it?
  • What’s your best memory from high school?
  • What kind of animal would be your sidekick?

What are your favourite ice-breaker / getting-to-know-each-other questions? Other tricks to bond remotely?