Don't underestimate what you can learn from small talk
Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Now listen, I'm a focused, dedicated person but I learned the hard way that having good small talk skills cam build an environment that is fun and more importantly a place where trust grows. In a new business environment I was often times so focused in on my work that not only I would block out conversations because of how I thought they wasted time but also frown upon others who were not working and talking about the weekend. I am a truly changed person now though. It's impressive what you can learn about how others communicate when talking about work or the weather.