The need/ opportunity: People of all ages living disconnected unaware of the stories and resources that others have to share. Sometimes this disconnection occurs in condominiums just metres away from neighbours.
Condo buildings often have multi-age residents…Some living busier lives than others.
When they have a few minutes for a conversation, they put one of these Open to a Conversation ( OTC) signs on their door. If a neighbour sees it, they know they are welcome to knock and have a brief chat. This could be standing in the hall if one was concerned about safety.
Keeping these conversations short.. not longer than 5 minutes may help people feel comfortable.
These OTC signs come with some tips on making and ending interesting conversation.