Starting conversations at work can be a great way to create a positive working environment and get to know your colleagues better. Here are 20 conversation starters for work to help you out!
1. What made you decide to pursue a career in [industry]? – This is a great conversation starter that helps to showcase your colleague’s professional journey.
2. What is the best thing about working at our company? – This one helps to bring up some positive feelings about the company and get to know their favorite aspects of the job.
3. What new skill have you learned recently? – Everyone is constantly learning and this question can be used to discuss skills any field.
4. What have you been reading/watching/listening to lately? – This is a great one to get an idea of the type of interests someone has outside of work
5. What are your aspirations for the next few years? – A great conversation starter for exploring personal and professional goals.
6. What exciting projects are you currently working on? – A more specific one to discuss the actual job itself.
7. What do you do to de-stress from work? – Great for discovering their preferred method of self-care.
8. How often do you take breaks during the day? – Asking about productivity habits can build trust and respect.
9. What do you like to do on the weekends? – A great one to get an insight into how they like to spend their time off.
10. What innovative ideas/solutions have you implemented to improve the workflow? – This can show appreciation for their work and creativity.
11. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment this year? – An empowering question to bring out some pride and rewarding stories.
12. What tools do you use to stay organized? – Helping to uncover other ways to stay organized and efficient.
13. What’s your favorite thing about living in [city]? – Get to know them on a personal level and learn more about their town or city.
14. Name one thing you would like to do while working here. – A great conversation starter to help future planning and encourage ambition.
15. What was the most challenging task you’ve completed in the past month? – Highlighting successes and seeing how they overcame certain tasks.
16. Are there any struggles you’ve been facing in the current working environment? – Showing a trusting, open environment and provide support.
17. What do you think are the most important traits for success? – Helping to provide advice and share tips.
18. What have others been doing to improve performance in the office? – Great for taking advice from others and brainstorming new ideas.
19. What’s something most people don’t know about you? – A great way to get to know someone on a deeper level.
20. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from an experience? – A great way to talk about experiences and learn from each other.