Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re at a loss of things to chat with your colleagues? Taking the initiatives to make conversation is an essential communication skill in the workplace as they are a great way to get along with everyone. Even if you’re working remotely where you are spending time on the phone or video conference, you will still find yourself spending time maintaining a casual conversation. Should you find yourself in a situation where you can’t think of a topic to talk about, consider these 40 topics to help build up your conversation while at work.

  1. What is the most interesting fact you know?
  2. Were there any facts you learned about that encourage you to change how you lived your life?
  3. What is your favourite or least favourite place to drive?
  4. How do you commute to work?
  5. What do you listen to while driving, is it music, radio, podcast or just silence?
  6. At what age would you like to retire?
  7. Do you have any plans in mind after retiring?
  8. Do you think that advertising affects your purchasing choices?
  9. What are some of the most creative and funny ads you have seen?
  10. What do you do that requires you to be creative?
  11. Who is the most creative person you know?
  12. How significant is creativity for your job?
  13. What situation stresses you out the most?
  14. What is your best method to relieve stress?
  15. What’s currently stressing you out at work?
  16. What other languages do you know of?
  17. Is there any language that you wish you could learn?
  18. Have you done any volunteering work before?
  19. What kind of volunteer work are you looking forward to trying?
  20. What are some things you want to achieve in your lifetime?
  21. What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
  22. What’s a good habit that you want to start?
  23. Is there anything you are naturally good at?
  24. What talents or skills do you wish you can better at?
  25. What new skills are you interested in learning?
  26. What are your plans for the upcoming holiday season?
  27. What kind of jobs have you previously worked at?
  28. What is the longest time spent on working?
  29. What do you usually do when you are hanging out with your friends?
  30. Where did you go to high school/college?
  31. What is the most useful website you’ve used?
  32. What good restaurants do you know of around here?
  33. Where have you previously been on vacation?
  34. Where do you wish to go to your next travel plan?
  35. What TV shows are you watching recently?
  36. Do you enjoy reading books and what types of genre do you like?
  37. What is the last movie that you watch in the cinema?
  38. What is your favourite music/song genre?
  39. What do you usually do in your free time?
  40. What are your plans over the weekend?
  41. What sports do you like?

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You Jing is a content writer who writes career and lifestyle contents to inspire job seekers and employers alike on their journey to work-life balance, empowerment and transformation in their career path.

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