We know that a lot of people live life at a fast rate, craving fast food, fast transport and fast broadband. With the advancement of technology and social media, we are able to communicate much quicker, much further afield and much easier but this could be threatening the depth of our conversations.
From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, we live life at such a fast pace that we struggle to make time for a slow conversation. The London Underground is the start to many people’s days and we have found some interesting statistics about it. Did you know …?
- The total number of passengers carried last year was 1,107 million (1.107 billion).
- Every week, Underground escalators travel the equivalent distance of going twice around the world.
- During the three-hour morning peak, the busiest Tube station is Waterloo, with around 57,000 people entering.
Even with over 1 billion people using the London ‘Tube’ every year, people still struggle for conversation on their way to work. Although most communication at work is focused around a specific topic, this lack of a slow conversation shouldn’t be the case during the workplace.
A slow conversation consists of:
- No agenda
- No set duration
- To listen not to necessarily to speak
- Set aside to office politics
- A chilled out and informal environment
Overall daily interactions consist of around 80% fast conversations and only around 20% slow ones, but the slow conversations are the ones that help to improve creativity and build relationships. So, from the moment you wake up to the time you go to sleep be sure to make time for a slow conversation, be it in the workplace or on the London Underground.