If you are like most people, you go to work every day with one goal in mind, tomorrow. If tomorrow happens to be Saturday then you might be having a bit nicer of a workday than usual, but it’s been proven that having a “bestie” at work can make even Monday seem a little better.
That’s right, having meaningful relationships at work is a great way to increase job satisfaction and even performance. It’s been found that Americans are happiest on the days when they socialize for 6 to 7 hours. This is great news if you have friends in the form of colleagues to have meaningful discussions with throughout the work day.
If you tend to be a bit more anti-social with your co-workers for one reason or another you may want to consider being a bit more socially accommodating in your office. If you are building strong relationships that can even become friendships you can expect to experience some of the following benefits:
- Increased trust and sustained well-being.
- Decreased workplace stress.
- Increased Productivity.
- Support system to maximize output.
The benefits of having friends at work even extend into your physical health, reducing the risk of heart attacks by about 50 percent. In this visual from GetVoIP, you will find 12 reasons why you should be making and building strong friendships with your colleagues at work.