Why did the employee get fired from the calendar factory? They took a day off.

If the above reminded you of the type of banter in your office, it’s time to step things up. Just because you work with someone, doesn’t mean you can’t get to know them better through engaging and meaningful conversations.

So here’s a list of some great conversation starters you can use to get to know your coworkers better. And if that fails, here’s another horrible joke: Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing.

 ?  How long do you think our coworkers could survive if they were dropped into the middle of the forest with no supplies?

 ?  Is a spiritual experience that happens as a result of taking drugs (like mushrooms) as legitimate as a sober spiritual experience?

 ?  If someone from 20,000 years ago was suddenly transported to today, what do you think would surprise them most about modern life?

 ?  IMAGINE THIS: After every social interaction, we rated each other on a 1 to 5 scale based on how much we enjoyed the interaction (like an Uber rating, but for conversations). Would our interactions generally become more positive or negative than they are now?

 ?  When do you think the “golden age” of humanity was (or will be)?


That’s it for now! Feel free to take a screenshot of this on your phone, so you have easy access to it the next time you’re looking to have a deeper conversation with, well, anyone.

And if you are digging these types of questions: there’s a conversation game for that. (It  also makes an amazing hostess, birthday or holiday gift – for under $30!)

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