We spend more than eight hours with our colleagues. And when you’re in the closed confines of an office space, it’s understandable you might be forced to listen to details of your colleagues’ lives. When it comes to the topics below, it’s best shared with restraint.
Religion has a place. In your prayer room, at home.
Some things are confidential, like your salary. Why would you want to tell someone you’re getting peanuts? Huh?
It’s great that you’re into chanting and incense but can we get on with the daily reports already?
Yes, your kids are Einsteins, dusted with a little bit of Mozart, with a strong baseline game that will put Serena Williams to shame.
You can tell I’m really interested.
Prime time TV is a good example of what happens when you discuss politics.
When someone starts talking again of their favourite cricket team, you want to say…
Lest you forget, this is an office and not a hospital. So hold back on the full disclosure of your hourly health updates.
If you’ve done time, you really should be talking to HR about this.
About the goings on in your relationship…
Your constant bragging. Shut it down.