Partly because they may not know everyone's strong points in the other department and sometimes as a result of conflict, encouraging teams to bond and work towards a common goal together may feel like too much of a task, but is certainly worth it in the long-run. In fact, it is more than achievable, with the right tools and mindset.
When used correctly, ice-breakers can help to whittle away the walls departments have built, as well as foster positive, professional relationships between colleagues. On top of this, they can be extremely motivating and encourage a flow of communication, one that can be transferred to the meeting room and beyond.
But when do we need to use ice-breakers and what kinds of ‘ice' need to be broken? Read on for more.