So often we have nonsensical conversations at work
15 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
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In every office people sometimes talk about cows and calves, also called 'small talk'. Now that we are working from home en masse, we may be able to figure out how much time we spend on this, because how often do we do this? An investigation found the answer.
The investigation looked at 2,000 employees in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Germany and Australia. It turned out that we have an average of 21 useless conversations per week about the weather, the weekend or other topics that we can repeat forever and which have little depth. Actually, that number is not so bad and it is therefore a little more than 4 times a day.
Besides wasting our time with conversations that are actually nowhere, there are yet other ways in which we are unproductive. We visit websites that have nothing to do with our work more than 50 times and look 56 times on our phone for things that are not work related. In addition, we also meet about seventeen times a week. Perhaps those are the moments when we secretly grab our mobile phones.
What is the use of all this information? Well, maybe you can talk about it when someone starts talking about the weather during your online meeting?