Yes, it feels good to feel comfortable saying hello -- and even sitting down for lunch -- with your fellow coworkers. But did you know it can also make you better at your job?
Having friends at work directly correlates with engagement and productivity at the office. According to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report, strong social connections at the office can make you more productive, and can even make you feel more passionate about your work and less likely to quit -- and these are only a handful of the potential benefits.
Why should you care about making friends at work? Check out this infographic from Officevibe, which shows how building social ties with coworkers can help everyone work better.
Originally published Jan 8, 2015 12:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017