Primers for Engaging Conversations, the latest e-book written by members of the Employee Engagement Network (including yours truly), contains more than 50 opening statements and questions you can use as conversation starters.
To whet your appetite, here are just a few of my favorites:
- "What disincentives to taking initiative would a visitor observe in our company?" (Karl Edwards, p. 9)
- "Team, now that we have turned the corner and are starting to hire again, what are your ideas for shaking off the gloom of the past couple years and getting everyone engaged, enthused, and energized again?" (Terrence Seamon, p. 11)
- "What do you as a person and in your role want to contribute to our collective dream?" (Katharina Schmidt, p. 14)
- "This organization’s mission and initiatives are a collaboration. Only together can we come up with the best way to build our future. Where do you think we should be going next?" (Gordon Schmidt, p. 20)
You can check out the rest of the conversation starter gems here.