why having friends at work is important
Post on 14-Jul-2015
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THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING
70%of employees say friends at work is the most crucial element to a happy working life.
58% of men would refuse a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with coworkers.
74%of women said the same.
25% increase in morale and productivity for simple things like larger lunch tables.
43%of employees that have a best friend at work are more likely to receive praise in the last seven days.
37%of employees are more likely to have someone at work encourage their development.
35%of employees are more likely to report coworker commitment to quality.
28%of employees that have a best friend at work are more likely to report that in the last six months, someone at work has talked to them about their progress.
27%are more likely to report that their
opinions seem to count at work.
21%of employees with a best friend at work say that they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day.
50%of employees with a best friend at work reported that they feel a strong connection with their company.
1/3adults has met at least one of their closest friends at work.
OFFICE FRIENDSHIPSHAVE A DIRECT LINK WITH
ENGAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY
Managers should be actively encouraging these types of friendships, data shows that they really matter.
Tools like Ocevibe can help strengthen these friendships, by measuring and monitoring employee engagement
and providing tips on how to make it better.
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