The average adult with full-time employment spends much of their waking life at work. Ambition and determination to climb the corporate ladder can result in competitive tendencies that alienate you from your coworkers. This cutthroat attitude in your career may hinder your relationships at work and keep you from reaching your full potential.
People with friends at work have reported being happier in their role, more dedicated to the company’s mission, and even physically healthier. In fact, a study found that having strong friendships was linked to a healthier heart.
Some of the other benefits of having friends at work include:
- Increased sense of contribution and job satisfaction,
- Decreased work-related stress, and
- Sense of loyalty to the company.
If you have been hesitant to let your colleagues get too close for fear of blurring the line between work and play, this infographic, from GetVoIP, may change your mind about making true friends at work. For more information, click here.