There are people who think that they are not going to make friends at work. Their thinking is that they go, do their workday, and go home. If they have to relate for work, okay … but they are not going to make friends. In fact, when you spend so much time at work , making friends is a fundamental way to make your workday more productive and also much more enjoyable.

In this way, if you have friends at your job, you will realize how the weeks will go much better than if you arrive at your work … and do not interact with anyone. Because doing your job is fine, but making it happy and with friends around you is much better!

Positive social interaction

Experts argue that positive social interaction between co-workers directly affects overall happiness and ultimately leads to higher productivity … having friends at the office will make you more productive in addition to being happy, what else is there? can you ask?

This is the reason why some companies like Google or Facebook spend money, time and effort to make their workplace have a fun environment, because then they will have all the creative benefits they need so that their employees can work better. They add foosball tables, exercise rooms, and free food for all employees. Promoting professional office satisfaction has become an obligation for the company, because the productivity and happiness of your workers will make your company do even better!

Unfortunately, in most jobs these days the environment is so competitive and challenging that a lot has to be done with fewer resources. And all the things that we know make us happy: walking the dog, listening to music, meditating … the days go by and they are not done and if they are done they are not enjoyed, that must change !?

The friends you need in your office

Every person needs at least one friend to see every day because in this way happiness is increased … Human beings have a basic need for food and shelter, but they also have a basic need to belong to a group and form relationships … and this also happens in the workplace.

One study found that people who order lunch from coworkers, organize office activities, and offer help to others are 10 times more likely to participate in work than more introverted employees, and 40% more likely to get a promotion . But while having friends at work can be beneficial, be careful to avoid friction and toxic gossip, just as having friends can increase happiness , losing friends in the workplace can decrease it by almost the same amount.

Having friends at work is good for you and also good for the company. Lunch breaks, business lunches, work retreats … any excuse is good to connect with your colleagues and that in this way you can enjoy meeting all those people who surround you every day and who share time and money. space with you.

In order for you to realize the importance of friends in your workplace, we invite you to honestly answer the following questions:

    • Do office relationships influence your happiness and overall productivity in your life?
    • How have friendships with co -workers impacted your overall professional life?
  • How should corporations encourage friendships between coworkers?

And if you have friends at work … take care of them because they are a great treasure for you! 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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