4 Reasons Why Workplace Friendships Are Crucial To Success And Happiness
By Mahnoor Jalal
Many of the most memorable workplace television shows such as “The Office” were only so memorable and endearing to us because of the bond shared between the workers of Dunder Mifflin. These friendships helped them turn a devastatingly boring space into a hangout.
Workplace friendships help make our environment less competitive and increase our chances of succeeding in the paths of our choices.
Here are 5 reasons why workplace friendships are incredibly important to you in your personal and professional life.
1.YOUR WORKSPACE BECOMES HAPPIER AND MORE COMFORTABLE
In a survey, Friends in the Workplace, almost 60% of the respondents claimed happiness was more important to them than salary. This they said was because their work life was more enjoyable due to the fact they had good friends and colleagues who helped them not only enjoy their workplace, but also boosted their creativity and productivity.
2. SUPPORT DURING A DIFFICULT TASK
There are always a few tricky aspects that arise at your job that you may not be prepared for. In such scenarios you need somebody or a group of people to rely on.
A workplace friend can help in resolving challenging tasks and problems by providing you with advice, solutions and support.
3. SUPPORT WHEN POLITICS ARISE
Lest we forget, office legislative issues are an unavoidable truth. Each association is political to some degree. There will be times you need to shield yourself from it.
Amid such occasions, companions at work have your back. These friends can be of extraordinary help at that point.
4. ENHANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL SET
Companions in the working environment regularly considers a trade of abilities and knowledge. Especially when you have friends working in different departments of the organisation.
You will frequently be discussing work related subjects/experiences inside your circle, and such discussions can help extend your insight on myriad topics.
Having no companions in the work environment not only confines you from conceivably enhancing yourself, but deprives you of potentially making some very strong bonds.