There are quite a few different ways that you can make watercooler conversations in a hybrid setting. One of the simplest ways is to just stay accessible and be in the right place at the right time. If you want to have conversations with others, go to the spots they frequent the most at the workplace. You also want to follow up with your coworkers as well. If you hear a coworker mention a new restaurant, ask them about their experience there.
- Try to stay accessible and instead of focusing on your phone, be willing to converse with people.
- Follow up with a colleague about a specific topic of interest such as a new restaurant that they attended.
- Make sure to listen and share some things that you have in common with the other people at you work.
“A critical part of filling your personal and work lives with happiness is cultivating strong relationships.”