Making Friends at Work

January 19th, 2016

It’s no secret that work can be a drag sometimes. No matter how much you love your career, there are going to be days when you simply don’t want to get out of bed or are too busy to have time to enjoy the hobbies you love. However, making friends at work can make both of these inconveniences a lot easier to handle. Here are some other reasons why you should make friends at work:

Can Be Great for Networking.

First and foremost, making friends at work is a great way to network. When your friend moves into a higher position or vertically into a position that’s more aligned with your interests, they will be more likely to help you out than if you weren’t a friend.

Can Help Build Productivity

Having friends in the workplace can help you stay productive. It’s no secret that work can sometimes be monotonous or boring; having friends can help combat that. While you must ensure that you don’t get distracted by your work friends, having them often helps you stay motivated and productive when you start to slide into the doldrums.

Can Provide Insight into Other Positions.

If you have a friend in a different position at your company, you likely hear about his or her day and the different projects on which s/he is working. This can be a good way to get insight into other positions without having to ask for a promotion or a vertical transfer within your company. This can allow you to figure out what you like or don’t like about the different positions.

Can Boost Company Morale.

If you are friends with your co-workers, you are more likely to like where you work. This can help boost company morale overall, which is ultimately good for everyone’s productivity and spirits. Increased company morale can also lead to more promotions and raises.

Making friends at work can enhance your work day and make for an overall more pleasurable work environment. If you are in need of a job in which you are allowed and encouraged to develop positive work environments, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to place you with a company that prioritizes camaraderie and networking.

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