You could be so much more productive at work if you didn't have to pretend to be interested in your coworkers' lives.
According to a new survey, the average office worker has awkward small talk with a coworker 21 times a week.
The survey also found we have an average of 17 meetings or calls a week.
And we take more than 100 other "mini-breaks" during the week too, where we do things like surfing the web, texting, or grabbing a coffee or other drink.
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