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100 Fun Ice Breakers & Games for Virtual Meetings
August 17, 2022

You’re the first one in the virtual meeting room, debating if you should turn on your video and mic already. Slowly others filter into the meeting, quiet faces popping up around you on the screen. Someone says hi - who was it? -  and you unmute to say “hi” back, but only a broken ‘iii’ carries through. Great. Attendees awkwardly nod and half-smile as the moderator shuffles through docs to get started. You’re already wondering, could this meeting have been an email

An unfortunate and familiar scenario in today’s remote and hybrid work models. Feeling disconnected and uncomfortable at the beginning of a meeting doesn’t exactly set attendees up for engaged participation. In fact, 64% of younger professionals report video meetings already cause them anxiety. And, even if you can keep your camera off, 67% of employees admit they’re distracted during virtual meetings – from checking emails, texting, and trying to multitask on other work. 

Since the average pro spends over half the standard workweek sitting in meetings, how can teams use this valuable time to build a stronger company culture and authentically connect with employees?

Fear not! We’ve done the research for you by compiling the ultimate list of fun and thoughtful icebreaker questions to bring to your next virtual meeting. Have a laugh, reduce anxiety, boost camaraderie and get everyone primed for a productive session! Zero secondhand embarrassment involved.

What are ice breakers?

Let’s get the basics out of the way before we dive into the fun part. What are ice breakers and why bother incorporating them into your virtual meetings? An ice breaker is a question or activity used to relieve tension, start conversations, and help people get to know each other. The name originates from ‘icebreaker’ ships that create passage through sheets of ice at sea to create passage – a perfect metaphor for loosening up the ‘ice’ of unfamiliar situations and new acquaintances across teams. Ice breakers can also deliver on some powerful meeting benefits – safe ‘passage’ for productivity, if you will!

Benefits of icebreakers:

  • Create a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable. 
  • Establish equality amongst attendees in the meeting. 
  • Facilitate engagement from all participants from the start.
  • Boost confidence to share opinions and ideas during the session.
  • Build rapport and get to know other team members better.
  • Reduce meeting anxiety to promote involvement and engagement.
  • Improve company culture by creating community amongst the team.
  • Have a laugh – which is always a good idea during busy workweeks!

Since meetings have increased 69.7% since February 2020, for most professionals that means sitting through a lot of Zoom meetings every week. Especially with the social disconnect in remote or hybrid teams – virtual meetings with your team, clients, or direct reports can feel impersonal and awkward. Effectively used ice breakers can help you better connect with the people you’re meeting, and ultimately, make your meetings more productive. Let’s dive into the top 100 ice breaker questions for any situation! 

Types of ice breaker questions covered

Funny ice breakers

Deep ice breakers

New hire ice breakers

Professional ice breakers

Quick ice breakers

One-on-one ice breakers

Productive team meeting ice breakers

Show & tell ice breakers

Holiday ice breakers

Virtual meeting ice breaker games

Funny ice breaker questions

How much does a polar bear weigh? Just enough to break the ice!* Fun ice breakers are awesome for team meetings with a more casual atmosphere, especially for coworkers that are acquainted but could use the opportunity to get to know each other better. These lighthearted questions are guaranteed to boost the overall mood, make attendees feel at ease, and help everyone get more comfortable speaking up in the meeting. 

10 examples of funny ice breakers:

  1. What’s your biggest irrational phobia?
  2. Which famous actor would play you in a movie?
  3. What is your most used emoji this week?
  4. What’s your favorite sandwich and why?
  5. What word or expression have you been saying too much?
  6. What’s your secret talent/party trick?
  7. What is your zodiac sign and do you think it applies to you?
  8. What’s one thing many people hate but you love?
  9. If you were an Olympic athlete (are you?), what sport would you compete in?
  10. Share the first joke that comes to mind! *Feel free to memorize our example.

Deep ice breaker questions

For smaller, more intimate virtual meeting settings – these reflective questions can be an opportunity to create authentic connections with the team and learn more about your coworkers. These shouldn’t be rushed, so make sure you leave enough time for genuine conversation around the answers during the meeting.

10 examples of deep ice breakers:

  1. What is an inspiring daily mantra or reminder to yourself?
  2. What’s a new habit that you’ve been trying to introduce into your life? 
  3. What’s one practice that improved your quality of life?
  4. What is your favorite way to relax after a stressful day?
  5. How would your friends describe you to a stranger? 
  6. How have you changed in the last year?
  7. What’s a quality you appreciate most in others?
  8. If you could learn something in an instant, what would you want to learn? 
  9. What’s a cause or purpose you deeply believe in?
  10. What advice have you received that really stuck with you?

New hire ice breaker questions

In growing companies, it is not uncommon to have new hires introduced to everyone in a team meeting. We already know what they say about first impressions, and this applies especially to remote teams where employees in different departments might rarely cross paths to get to know each other organically. Here are some unique ice breakers that are more thoughtful than cheesy – to help both the existing team and the newest colleagues get off to a good start. 

10 examples of onboarding ice breakers:

  1. What did you want to be when you grew up as a child?
  2. How did you end up on your current career path?
  3. What is something you’re looking forward to in your role? 
  4. If you weren’t doing this, what other career could you see yourself in?
  5. What’s one of your favorite things about your culture? 
  6. Who’s someone that you look up to/inspires you?
  7. Where are you working from, and how did you end up there? 
  8. What’s one thing we would never guess about you?
  9. What would you say is your greatest strength, and weakness? 
  10. When during the day are you most productive? 

Professional ice breaker questions

For more serious meeting scenarios, ice breakers require a slightly different approach to maintain a desired level of professionalism. That doesn’t mean your client meetings, interviews, or partner discussions have to be totally dry! Here are some ideas to break the virtual ice, start conversation, and help make the meeting memorable.

10 examples of professional ice breakers:

  1. What’s something enjoyable you did over the weekend?
  2. What’s an activity you’ve done that you think everyone should try?
  3. Are you reading or watching anything good right now, what is it?
  4. What’s your go-to work lunch recommendation? 
  5. What’s the weather like where you are?
  6. If someone came to visit your town, what would you recommend they do?
  7. Are you planning any upcoming vacations, if so where to? 
  8. What is a gadget/accessory on your desk that you love?
  9. What is a productivity tip that improved your work life?
  10. What is a responsibility you really enjoy in your work?

Quick ice breaker questions

When you’re limited on time, or have a larger meeting group, warm up activities need to be kept short and sweet. Doing a lightning round of answers can be fun in its own way, so let’s take a look at some one-word answer ice breaker question examples to fire off in the next quick virtual meeting.

10 examples of quick ice breakers:

  1. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
  2. Are you a coffee or tea person?
  3. Where would you move if you could retire tomorrow?
  4. Describe yourself in one word.
  5. Describe the company/team in one word.
  6. Are you more likely to pick truth or dare?
  7. Are you a dog or cat person?
  8. What instrument do you play, if any?
  9. What’s a snack you could go for right now?
  10. What’s your favorite movie genre?

One-on-one ice breaker questions

1:1 meetings are amazing opportunities to connect with your direct report, manager, or coworker, and asking the right check-in questions can really help make the most of each session for both attendees. Here are some examples of ice breaker questions to hit off a productive one-on-one meeting and build communication and trust –  for both managers, and reports.

5 examples of 1:1 ice breakers for managers:

  1. What’s something you’re proud of accomplishing this month/week?
  2. Where have you been seeing improvement in your work style? 
  3. What’s been taking up most of your time?
  4. What’s something you wish you had more time for day-to-day?
  5. How can I better support your work/mentor you/help remove blockers?

5 examples of 1:1 ice breakers for direct reports:

  1. What do you think I’ve been doing well lately?
  2. What are some skills I could improve to do my job more efficiently?
  3. What are your current top priorities for me/this role?
  4. What are some responsibilities you see me taking on in the future?
  5. If you could offer a piece of professional advice to me, what would it be?

Productive team meeting ice breaker questions

Ice breakers don’t have to be just for laughs. Building warm-up questions into your next brainstorming or ideation session, for example, can help get everyone’s creative juices flowing and put more reserved attendees at ease to encourage engagement during the meeting. Adding an element of recognition and appreciation within the team is also a great way to boost morale. Check out these examples for productivity boosting ice breakers. 

10 examples of productive team meeting ice breakers:

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how is everyone feeling about their progress this sprint/week?
  2. How has someone on the team been helpful to you this sprint/week?
  3. What is a personal accomplishment you feel proud of this sprint/week?
  4. What do you think makes a productive team meeting?
  5. Throw out a product/feature idea you think would be cool (no wrong answers!).
  6. If the team was going to take a company trip, where do you think it should be?
  7. If you had to switch jobs with another attendee for the day (just for fun), who would you choose and why?
  8. How would you describe the team dynamic in 2 words?
  9. What’s a personal skill you’d like to improve to help you accomplish more wins?
  10. What or who is something that has professionally inspired you lately? 

Show & tell ice breaker questions

A timeless classic activity – yes, even beyond the first grade. Show and tell ice breakers are a fun way for teams to open up and bond over personal common interests. These questions also help take some of the pressure off answering personal questions thanks to a physical prompt! Here are the top 10 show and tell questions to help break the ice.

10 examples of show and tell ice breakers:

  1. Do you have a pet? Introduce them to the team.
  2. What is your favorite item currently on your desk, and why?
  3. How many beverages are on your desk right now, and what are they?
  4. Do you have a favorite mug? Show and share why it’s special to you.
  5. Do you listen to anything while you work? If yes, what’s playing?
  6. What is the funniest thing you currently have saved to your desktop?
  7. Do you have a funny childhood/throwback photo of yourself? Share the story behind it.
  8. Read/watch/listen to anything good recently? Share a recommendation with the team.
  9. What’s your personality type? What kind of cheese are you? Everyone completes a personality test/fun quiz and shares their results with the team.
  10. What’s a work or personal project that you’re proud of? Share with the team. 

Holiday ice breaker questions

There are countless holidays every year, and these holiday themed ice breaker questions are a great way to get in the spirit and connect with your team around traditions and festivities in your virtual meetings. This is especially fun if you have a diverse team that celebrates a wide range of holidays! Adding all of them to a shared calendar to pull from as they draw near is an easy way to work in these conversation starters. These ice breakers are designed to be inclusive and adaptive to any holiday.

10 examples of holiday themed ice breakers:

  1. What is ___ about? (Let someone introduce a holiday they celebrate.)
  2. Do you prefer giving or receiving holiday gifts?
  3. What is your favorite holiday of the year and why?
  4. What is a fun holiday tradition for you to do every year?
  5. What is your favorite holiday dish or dessert of the year?
  6. Are you a big holiday decorator?
  7. Are you more a holiday party host, or a holiday attendee?
  8. What is the most memorable holiday experience you’ve had?
  9. What do you usually wear for ___? 
  10. What is a holiday you’ve never personally experienced, but would like to?

Virtual meeting ice breaker games

Ice breakers aren’t limited to just questions, either. There are lots of fun activities you can use to warm-up for a great virtual meeting – from both small to large attendance groups. Here are some interactive ice breaker games to get everyone participating and in a good mood for the meeting ahead.

10 examples of virtual meeting ice breaker games:

  1. Alphabet Brainstorm (4-20 attendees): Based on a letter, the round goes through everyone in the meeting. Each person has to say a word or phrase starting with the chosen letter – adding a time limit can make this even more challenging! While it might sound simple, trying to do this activity fast will not only get everyone laughing, but also stimulate creative thinking and inventiveness.
  2. Theme of the meeting (2+ attendees): This is a fun activity that delivers big on fun and doesn’t take up a bunch of time in the meeting. Select a theme for your virtual meeting, and prompt everyone in the group to set their video background for the meeting to something on-theme. The quirkier the better! Let everyone have a laugh about the choices, or even incorporate a vote for an anonymous winner for that theme. 
  3. The Telephone Game (4-15 attendees): Gartic Phone is a free, online group drawing game. Everyone submits a prompt and someone else draws a picture based on the prompt they’re assigned. The results are hilarious and witty prompts get good laughs from the group. If applicable, you can even try theming prompts around the meeting topic to get ideas flowing (even if they’re a little silly to begin with).
  4. Guess who (4+ attendees): This activity works for baby photos, a random truth, an activity picture from the weekend, a shot of fridge contents – or anything else you can think of! Have everyone submit around a prompt, and then try to guess who is who! For larger groups, the moderator can set up an online poll so the team can submit their guesses simultaneously and see who was right. 
  5. Bingo (2+ attendees): Have the team partake in an online game of bingo with an app like BingoMaker. You can create unique cards based on custom themes like ‘what’s on your phone’, or use a premade one! Consider planning small prizes for winners, like a Starbucks or Amazon gift card.
  6. Jackbox Games (2-8 attendees): Jackbox is a crowd favorite at Reclaim.ai’s biweekly beverages team meeting! With lots of different game sets to choose from for smaller groups, everyone can play from their own device. A guaranteed good time approved by yours truly. 
  7. Lightning scavenger hunt (5-20 attendees): A surprisingly fun game to play remotely! The moderator gives a scavenger prompt - check out these examples for inspiration - and team members scramble to find an object in their house to match. The first one back or best object in a set time wins the round. Bonus? Starting the first 10 minutes of your meeting with some high-intensity movement (and you bet it’ll get intense!) brings up the heart rate and boosts blood flow – a great way to get the brain warmed-up for an innovative meeting. 
  8. Typing race (4+ attendees): Get everyone in on a typing race on a free platform like TypingTest. A quick and lighthearted warm-up activity for smaller, more acquainted teams – friendly competition between coworkers can actually boost motivation and help prepare for increased effort and higher performance in the upcoming meeting. You might be surprised who wins! Let everyone laugh it off in the meeting to affirm good spirits.
  9. Polls (4+ attendees): Slido has some awesome virtual polls where large groups can partake in ice breakers all at once, and share the answers visually in a word cloud or a stat graph! Share the city that you’re joining from, one word to describe your past week, your most used emoji, or any other custom prompt. A great way to engage even large virtual meeting groups!
  10. Ten Strikes (4-30 attendees): Every player puts 10 (or 5!) fingers up and everyone goes around the room sharing a true statement about themselves. Everyone for whom the statement is also true, puts a finger down. Continue until one person is left! A great ice breaker for meetings, this is a great way for coworkers to learn more about what they have in common and feel connected to the team. 

Break the ice at virtual meetings (no ship needed! 🤣)

Social situations can be hard, especially in a remote workspace. But starting virtual meetings with good ice breakers not only makes them more enjoyable, it also helps boost productivity by making participants feel at ease and engaged with their team.

Taking the time to get creative with warm-up questions and activities for any kind of virtual meeting benefits everyone in the long term. Hopefully some of these 100 examples of get-to-know-you questions and team-building ice breaker games inspire you for your next meeting!

What is your go-to ice breaker question or game? Tweet us @reclaimai to share your ideas!

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Entering a ‘flow state’ can boost productivity up to 500%, but many professionals can't find the time for distraction-free deep work on their cognitively demanding tasks. Shallow work may be to blame.
What is Mental Exhaustion? 9 Tips to Prevent a Tired Brain
April 7, 2022

What is Mental Exhaustion? 9 Tips to Prevent a Tired Brain

Feeling overworked, exhausted, and disengaged from your work? 41% of professionals feel burned out. Learn how to overcome mental fatigue, and what you can do to prevent it in the future.
11 Google Calendar Issues You Didn’t Know You Had
April 6, 2022

11 Google Calendar Issues You Didn’t Know You Had

Google Calendar is great, but sometimes it's not enough. Here are 11 problems you're probably experiencing, and how to use Reclaim.ai to make them 10 times better.
Task Management Trends Report: +200 Stats on Managers vs. Individual Contributors
March 29, 2022

Task Management Trends Report: +200 Stats on Managers vs. Individual Contributors

Just 53.5% of planned tasks get completed every week, with ICs only averaging 4.2 hours per day on task work. See over 200 stats in the 2022 Task Management Trends Report by Reclaim.ai.
How to Integrate Notion & Reclaim.ai with Google Calendar
March 21, 2022

How to Integrate Notion & Reclaim.ai with Google Calendar

Time blocking and organizing with Notion are two productivity trends that are here to stay. Learn how to integrate Notion and Reclaim.ai to auto-schedule your task list directly in Google Calendar.
7 Steps to a Productive Weekly Work Plan - Free Template Included
March 17, 2022

7 Steps to a Productive Weekly Work Plan - Free Template Included

Did you know that every minute spent planning saves 10 minutes in execution? Learn how a weekly work plan helps you to reduce stress, accomplish more, and stay on track with your priorities.
What is a Hybrid Work Model? Benefits vs. Challenges
March 2, 2022

What is a Hybrid Work Model? Benefits vs. Challenges

83% of people prefer hybrid work, but how do you balance the benefits of in-office collaboration and remote flexibility? Learn the different types of hybrid work models, benefits, challenges and tips.
How to Add Todoist Tasks to Google Calendar
February 24, 2022

How to Add Todoist Tasks to Google Calendar

96% of people say life is better with to-do lists, but 41% of tasks are never completed! Learn how to sync Todoist with Google Calendar to actually make time to get your tasks done via Reclaim.
8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022
February 22, 2022

8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022

Did you know that the right calendar app can improve your time management by as much as 38%? Compare these 8 popular calendar apps to see which is best for organizing your remote schedule.
How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar
February 16, 2022

How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar

Feeling overwhelmed by your ever-evolving Jira task list? Learn how to add Jira issues to Google Calendar so you can schedule time for heads-down work, and increase productivity up to 80%.
Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity
January 27, 2022

Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity

Why should you audit your time and calendar? People waste up to 40% of their workday when unorganized. Analyze how much time you spend on meetings, tasks, and personal time to better plan your week.
Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability
December 29, 2021

Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability

As a security-first company who takes the protection and security of our customer data extremely seriously, we’re writing this blog post to share our response to the Log4j CVE vulnerability.
How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability
December 16, 2021

How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability

Learn how to share your Google Calendar with another Google Calendar, Outlook or iCloud Calendar, key privacy settings, and the best way to block your availability to avoid double-booking.
Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022
December 13, 2021

Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022

If you spend just 10-12 minutes planning your day, you’ll save up to 2 hours of time otherwise wasted from poor planning. Learn the top 5 planner apps to keep you organized and productive in 2022.
How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar
December 1, 2021

How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar

Less than 50% of issues get completed every cycle, or sprint. Learn how to connect your Linear.app issue tracking projects with Google Calendar so you can make time for important tasks every sprint.
Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era
November 24, 2021

Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era

Which project management skills do you need to lead a remote working team? As the coordinator for a highly complex show, project managers need an arsenal of people skills and technical skills.
Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling
November 12, 2021

Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling

What is a team meeting? A gathering to build relationships, collaborate, share updates, and align your team. But with 50% of the workweek in meetings, orgs need to consider if they’re overscheduling.
Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics
November 2, 2021

Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics

Meetings have increased 69.7% since before the pandemic. Professionals now average 21.5 hours in meetings each week, with over 500% increase in one-on-one meetings due to the shift to remote work.
Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule
October 26, 2021

Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule

One on one meetings, or 1:1s, are a recurring check-in between two team members to discuss priorities, projects and goals. But are you using them effectively?
Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop
October 20, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop

In this edition of Calendar Heroes, we talk to Chris Parsons, co-founder and CTO of Lollipop, to learn his style, tools, and methods for balancing priorities while leading an early-stage startup.
Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor
October 14, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor

VP of Engineering at Mindtickle and Angel Investor, Vishwesh Jirgale, shares how he gets things done and achieves a productive workday. Check it out!
What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity
October 13, 2021

What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity

Focus time is a dedicated session for uninterrupted productive work. But with each meeting, Slack message, email and social media distraction, it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back on track.
Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros
October 6, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros

VP of customer experience & customer operations at Khoros, Philippe Mesritz shares how he optimizes his time to get things done. Check it out!
Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting
September 29, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting

Megan is a full-time working mother of four who runs three successful companies, Megan Killion Consulting, newly launched startup Coven Cloud, and a property rental business. See how she makes time!
More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy
September 28, 2021

More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy

Add more productivity and control to your smart calendar with advanced Reclaim free and busy event hashtags. Block time for no-meeting days, focus time, meeting times, and clock-out of task scheduling
Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)
September 23, 2021

Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)

82% of people don’t have a time management system, but there are hundreds of apps available to improve productivity for every working style. Find your best fit in the top 7 time management tools list.
Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace
September 21, 2021

Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace

Over two-thirds of employees have experienced job burnout recently, and more than 50% of all annual turnover results from burnout. See which signs to look for and how to prevent them at your company.
Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity
September 14, 2021

Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity

See the top 5 work habits to try to boost your productivity. If you’re seeking a promotion, trying to pivot your career, or just simply looking to step your game up in the workplace, this is for you.
Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow
September 10, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow

Working on a team that is spread across 10 different time zones and our Calendar Hero, Chris Hunt lets us in on how he is able to do it. Check it out!
Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes
September 7, 2021

Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes

The average person changes jobs every 4.1 years, but you shouldn't have to re-sign up for every SaaS app that often. The future of work will be more durable - your identity will survive life changes.
Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity
August 31, 2021

Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity

"This meeting could’ve been an email.” We're all thinking it. Even 71% of senior managers feel their meetings are unproductive. Reduce meetings and boost productivity with weekly status reports.
The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care
August 26, 2021

The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care

The best time to meditate depends on your intention and your schedule. But no matter when you meditate, you can reap the benefits. The important thing is that you make time for this healthy habit.
Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools
August 24, 2021

Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools

Staying organized can feel like a constant battle for people with ADHD before you find your ideal rhythm and workflow. Here are the top ADHD organization tools to help you become more productive.
No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company
August 19, 2021

No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company

Are meetings consuming your workweek? 78% of people feel their meeting schedule is out of control - see how one no-meeting day a week can improve your productivity, team morale and prevent burnout.
Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman
August 17, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman

Working as JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman, Ben shares how he balances priorities while developing the JSON Schema strategy and it's tooling, and supports the open-source community.
Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite
August 11, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite

Shay Kingsbury at Hootsuite shares how she balances priorities while leading merger and acquisition integration and Go To Market for Sparkcentral at the social media marketing and management platform.
Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages
August 10, 2021

Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages

Slack released a much-anticipated feature in June of 2021: scheduled sends for Slack messages. This, paired with some awesome Status syncing capabilities from Reclaim, can help you become a rockstar Slack communicator and role model for your team.
Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk
August 9, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk

Michele Wiedemer at Synk shares how she balances priorities while developing the education training program for security champions and developers at the open source security platform.
Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever
August 4, 2021

Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever

Exercising for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by as much as 3 years, and you’ll sleep better and feel less stressed too. Here's how to optimize your workouts for the best time of day.
Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People
July 28, 2021

Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People

Reading has amazing benefits, and 35% of people want to do it more. It increases verbal intelligence, makes you a better leader, reduces stress, and fends off Alzheimer’s. Here are 5 tips to try out.
Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square
July 26, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square

Rohini Pandhi, a Product Lead at Square, shares her style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the product efforts for one of the top digital payment companies in the world.
15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work
July 22, 2021

15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work

Check out the top 15 Slack apps productive teams are using today to build and support the future of work at their organization across calendar management, project management, status updates, HR and team building.
Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge
July 19, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge

Connor MacDonald at The Ridge shares his style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the marketing vision for the brand that brought the world the first RFID-blocking wallet.
Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools
July 7, 2021

Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools

We get asked almost every day: what's the difference between Reclaim.ai and Clockwise? While we're both in the smart calendar space, there are some key differences to consider.
Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips
July 2, 2021

Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips

Need to create better calendar event titles to communicate context to your invitees, colleagues and incoming schedulers? Calendar communication starts with the first thing people see: the event title.
Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity
June 22, 2021

Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Want to improve your quality of work, energy level, and creativity? In this article, learn 5 ways in which taking a lunch will actually boost your productivity.
Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time
June 17, 2021

Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time

Learn the 5 key differences between effective vs. pointless meetings, and 3 tips to avoid unnecessary meetings getting booked on your calendar.
3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal
June 10, 2021

3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal

You want work-life balance, but work and life can't separate into equal halves. Forget balance, here are three ways to make work-life harmony a reality.
Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉
May 26, 2021

Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉

We're excited to announce that Reclaim has raised $4.8M in seed funding led by Index Ventures. Here's what comes next.
Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management
May 25, 2021

Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management

How to use the Pareto Principle 80/20 rule to block time for your priorities.
3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus
April 28, 2021

3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus

While you may think multitasking is a skill you can master, only 2.5% of people can do it effectively. Your brain performs best when “single-tasking”, focusing on only one thing at a time.
How to Create a Smart Calendar
April 22, 2021

How to Create a Smart Calendar

A smart calendar can help you simplify calendar management and boost productivity. Here's how to create a smart calendar so you can take control of your busy schedule.
Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them
April 9, 2021

Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them

Most time management advice is out of touch with reality. Here are the top 3 problems with it and how to solve them.
Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek
April 5, 2021

Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek

We're excited to announce that Planner is now available in public beta for all Reclaim users. Planner lets you prioritize and schedule all your Tasks and Habits exactly the way you want, every week.
4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules
March 25, 2021

4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules

Time blocking is the habit of mindfully scheduling daily and weekly tasks to get everything done as efficiently as possible. A time blocking planner is used to organize your new, efficient schedule.
Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It
March 16, 2021

Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It

How do you stop context switching from eating into your productive time? We look at tactics to help you reduce task switching and improve your concentration at work.
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