Why Workplace Friendships are Good for You (and How to Form Them)

G. John Cole
G. John Cole


A happy work environment is critical for increased productivity and engagement among your employees. Additionally, happy employees can result in more loyal customers, and can positively impact your company's bottom-line.


However, it can be easier said than done -- how can you make your workplace a happier, more engaging place to be?

While there are many factors at play, one key element of a happy and productive work environment is close friendships between colleagues.

For instance, the people at Gallup have shown that job satisfaction can increase by 50% for those with good workplace relationships. And a white paper from the O.C. Tanner Institute demonstrates that having friends at work makes you feel like you can take on big challenges. That's both a nice feeling, and a good professional attribute.

Of course, for anyone who has ever felt awkward and isolated at work, this may seem like a daunting task. If this sounds like you, take a look at this new guide to making friends at work. It's worth the effort for your heart, mind, soul -- and career!

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