Making friends at workplace improves productivity, a new study reveals

According to a new study, making friends at workplaces improves productivity and performance of employees. A best friend at workplace not only impact employee’s personal health it also helps in improving overall work performance of an employee.

Making friends at workplace

The survey was conducted among more than 2,300 working professionals across countries around the world like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany. Over 77 percent of surveyed employees mentioned that employees who have a best friend at work will able to see the positive impact of bonding as compared to the employees 64 percent of employees who didn’t have a best friend at work. The survey finds that employees having a good friend at work will definitely make difference in employee satisfaction, loyalty and productivity.

While 52 percent employees who have best friend at their work satisfied with their jobs compared to 56 percent who don’t have a friend at work place, study reveals. The other interesting fact is that nearly 70 percent employees who have a good friend at work feel a sense of belonging to the company they currently work. And also 52 percent surveyed employees who didn’t have a best friend at work will have an emotional connect with the current organization they are working with, survey reveals.

More than one third of surveyed employees have a friend at work overall satisfied with their life as compared to 75 percent employees who doesn’t have a best friend at workplace. The confidence levels of employees who have a friend at work place are more as compared to 58 per cent of those who didn’t have a friend.

There will be more recognition and more appreciations for the efforts and contribution of employees who have a buddy. The survey said that employees who received recognition often or always, 56 per cent have a best friend at work, compared to 24 per cent of those who didn’t have friends.

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