How many times a day do you find yourself asking people “how are you”? In most social settings, it's considered to be a polite greeting, but when it comes to your coworkers is there a better way to start a conversation? According to Forbes, in many work circumstances questions with more substance are vital when it comes to establishing strong working relationships. When simply asking someone how their day is going, you are not going to learn anything new about them, nor are you portraying any real interest. Next time you walk into a meeting or are assigned to a team project, considering using one of the following openings to really get the conversational ball rolling.
#1. What was the best part about your day?
#2: What work is most exciting you this week?