Meet & Greets
Meet and greets are a great way to get everyone together and learn about each other!
Tell the group a little something about yourself. Share something you’re proud of, your favorite mount or minion, or something interesting people might not know. Anything you’d like to share!
Host starts by saying something they have never done in FFXIV. Everyone who's done it 'out', and everyone who hasn't done it emotes to the host. The host picks one of them to come up and do their own never-have-I-ever and repeats the process!
Idea is to pick something you haven't done that's kind of uncommon to do, like Baldesion Arsenal :P
Host pairs people up in twos. Pairs proceed to learn an interesting fact about the other person. Host calls up pairs one at a time on stage. They exchange a random item they have in their inventory, mention what they learned, and say what they got.
The company culture leaders at Assembly keep things simple by having everyone describe their current mood in one word. You can have people explain their one-word mood descriptor if you want to add more depth to your icebreaker activities, but you can also just go with the flow and enjoy how cryptic some of the answers can be.
Split people into groups and have each group come up with a movie they want to make. Everyone should have a short pitch prepared within 10 minutes. (This film is The Avengers meets My Little Pony.) Let everyone make their pitch, and then have all virtual meeting attendees vote on which idea deserves “funding.” The winners won’t immediately move to pre-production, but they might get a healthy snack for their creativity.
Start out by posing a harmless question that prompts people to choose a side. Here are some examples:
Which food is better: pizza or tacos?
Would you rather go on a hike or to a movie?
What skill is more valuable: creativity or logic?
Which is worse: being bored or being too busy?
Have everyone physically divide into sides—pro pizza to the right; pro taco to the left. Let all the like-minded people discuss the virtues of their position for a while, and then have a representative try to sell the other side of the room. This will give everyone a chance to see things from different perspectives. It will open everyone’s minds for a productive meeting.
18 & Under is an engaging and unique way to encourage team members to share fun or interesting stories with one another. Before a meeting, simply go around the room, and ask each person to share one accomplishment they had before they turned 18.
Undoubtedly you'll get some of lesser importance, like "I bought a skateboard," but you never know what hidden skills you might discover in your colleagues.