Cultivating authentic relationships with co-workers provides the support system you need to perform your job well. It’s also a key ingredient for job happiness—in fact, one Gallup poll found that close work friendships boost employee satisfaction by 50 percent, and employees with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to engage fully in their jobs.
Another reason why getting along well with your colleagues is important? Most workers logging 30 to 50 hours in the office spend more time with their co-workers than with their family members, according to a Globoforce survey.
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