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5 Powerful Questions to Boost Trust and Connection in Your New Team: A Tactical Guide

Building trust is critical, especially when you start a new job. Here’s a tactical way to foster that:
In your next team meeting, have everyone answer these 5 questions:

1. What was your first job? πŸ’Ό

2. How many siblings do you have? πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦

3. What were the places you grew up in? 🌎

4. Share a challenge you faced growing up. 🚧

5. Share something no one knows about you. πŸ’‘

This helps people open up about their personal life a bit & creates a better connection.
Someone has talked about battling cancer while others have talked about their guitar collection. To each their own level of comfort.

I do this every time I join a new team.

Also, whenever a new person joins my team, they answer the questions in their first team meeting, and then I have others on the team share something no one knows about them (so it’s not just the new person sharing).

Shoutout to Chris Duncan for first suggesting these questions to me!