100 Topics To Talk About While At Work

When it comes to making the most of your workday, having an engaging conversation with your colleagues can be a great way to keep things interesting. But it can sometimes be hard to think of topics to talk about while at work. 

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 100 topics you can use to get the conversation started. From discussing the latest news to talking about hobbies, you’ll find something to get the conversation flowing. So grab a cup of coffee and get talking!

  1. What did you do over the weekend? 
  2. Are there new projects you’ve been working on? 
  3. What type of hobbies do you like to do outside of work? 
  4. What do you think about the current state of the industry? 
  5. Any interesting projects you’ve worked on? 
  6. What book have you read recently that you really enjoyed? 
  7. What TV shows have you been watching lately? 
  8. Do you think there are some big challenges facing the business right now? 
  9. What new skills have you been trying to learn lately? 
  10. What do you think is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career so far? 
  11. Any career advice you would give to someone just starting out? 
  12. What do you think are the most important qualities for success in this job?
  13. What are your thoughts on the latest project?
  14. Share your thoughts on the most recent company meeting.
  15. Have you noticed any changes in the company culture?
  16. How do you want to improve in your role?
  17. What have been the most challenging aspects of your job?
  18. What have been the most rewarding parts of your job?
  19. Do you think new policies would improve the work environment?
  20. What techniques have you been using to stay organized?
  21. How to stay motivated?
  22. How has technology impacted the way you do your job?
  23. What opportunities do you see for the future of the company?
  24. What do you think the company could do to better serve its customers?
  25. How do you think the company could better support its employees?
  26. What are some of your ideas for new initiatives or projects?
  27. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
  28. Who do you look to for inspiration in your role? 
  29. Do you have any tips or advice for other colleagues?
  30. Should the company focus more on customer satisfaction or employee satisfaction?
  31. What are you eating for lunch today?
  32. How has the business been going lately?
  33. When is the next team event?
  34. What changes have you seen in the company since you started?
  35. Which team members have been the most helpful to you?
  36. Does anyone have any upcoming vacations planned?
  37. Have you seen the new project that was just released?
  38. What do you think of the new coffee machine?
  39. What other tasks do you have on your to-do list today?
  40. The office has been pretty busy lately, how have you been coping?
  41. What seminar or workshop have you attended recently?
  42. What challenges have you been experiencing with your current projects?
  43. Do you think technology has made it easier or harder to stay productive in the workplace?
  44. Systems have been upgraded recently, how has that affected the way you work?
  45. Our boss just announced a new initiative, what do you think of it?
  46. What have been the biggest surprises of working here?
  47. What do you think of the team culture at our workplace?
  48. Have you filed your taxes yet?
  49. Do you know anyone who has recently been promoted?
  50. What do you think of the new office layout?
  51. How has the current pandemic affected your work habits?
  52. Did you see the recent announcement about our company’s partnership with another organization?
  53. In what ways do you think we can improve our collaboration efforts?
  54. What do you think are the biggest benefits of working at this company?
  55. Are there any projects that you think could use some extra attention?
  56. What do you think of the new dress code policy?
  57. How comfortable are you with our work set up?
  58. Most importantly, do you have any ideas for a team outing when the pandemic is over?
  59. Have you had any recent successes that you’re particularly proud of?
  60. Who do you look up to for career advice?
  61. Did you hear about the new job openings in the department?
  62. How can we better support each other in our daily work?
  63. Have you had any feedback about the quality of your work lately?
  64. Do you know of any upcoming events or conferences that we should attend?
  65. Are you considering any further education or training for your job?
  66. Do you have any suggestions for improving communication between departments?
  67. Where are you in the process for your current projects?
  68. What do you think of the company’s safety and health policies?
  69. Planning for the future, what do you hope to achieve in the next few years?
  70. Is the coffee break still a good time for networking with colleagues?
  71. Where do you usually spend lunch breaks?
  72. Do you think the company is taking enough steps to be environmentally friendly?
  73. Who are the team leads for the current projects?
  74. What do you think of the recent changes to the employee handbook?
  75. What do you think of the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives?
  76. Do you think we could benefit from having more social activities?
  77. How do you manage stress levels when working on multiple projects?
  78. Do you prefer to work in teams or individually?
  79. Can you tell any funny stories about working here?
  80. Who do you usually go to for help with your work?
  81. Are you capable of multitasking well?
  82. How do you plan your workday?
  83. Do you think we need more feedback and recognition from management?
  84. Do you think our company policies are flexible enough?
  85. How much of your work do you usually finish before the end of the day?
  86. What do you think of the current workload?
  87. Do you think our company has enough resources to handle our projects?
  88. Do you think the team is working well together?
  89. What do you usually do after work to help you relax?
  90. How was your vacation?
  91. Have you seen our new workmate?
  92. Are you a fan of early mornings or late afternoons?
  93. What time of the day are you most productive?
  94. What makes you come to work with a smile on your face?
  95. Do you believe that the company is headed in the right direction?
  96. What do you think of the current salary structure?
  97. Do you think there is enough room for creativity in our work?
  98. What do you think of the company’s commitment to innovation?
  99. Do you think the job postings accurately reflect the job roles?
  100. Do you think the company is doing enough to retain employees?

Final Thoughts

No matter the situation, there is always something to talk about while at work. With this list of 100 topics to talk about while at work, you now have the ability to start meaningful conversations with your coworkers. Whether it’s a lighthearted conversation about your favorite hobbies or something more serious like comparing work experiences, you can use these topics to start engaging conversations and build relationships with the people you work with.