October 4, 2019 | 1 min read

Benefits of Having Friends at Work

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Work is work, and sometimes no matter how you try to make it fun, there are just days that it can be stressful. This is why it’s important to know how you can combat stress in order to keep yourself productive. One of the best ways to deal with work-related stress is to have friends at work. Studies show that those who have besties at work were 43% more likely to show exemplary performance at work compared to those who don’t. Here’s why:

Going to Work is Exciting

Having good friends at work makes Mondays less dreadful. You might not even realize you’re waiting for lunch so you can share stories on what you did over the weekend. This might seem trivial, but getting this kind of bonding at work can get you excited for the next workday—something every employee can say.

Boost Emotional Well-Being

People spend an average of 8-10 hours at work every day, making it a huge part of their lives. And since you spend a lot of time at work, getting significant emotional support from colleagues can do a lot for an individual’s well-being. Sometimes things aren’t so great at home or other parts of your life and having someone you can talk to about these at work can make you feel a lot better and happier.

You’re More Productive

When someone is attuned psychologically, they become more focused and motivated at work. This is why those who have friends at work are more likely to receive praise or acknowledgement for a job well done. 

 

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