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It's Official - Having A Work Bestie Actually Makes You Better At Your Job

By Sarah

January 25, 2018 at 11:35am

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They're the first person you tell all your goss to in the morning, they'll always get you a coffee whenever they go to get themselves one and let's be honest, they've got so much dirt on you they could get your fired in a flash. 

Ahh. Work BFFs are they best, aren't they?

Not only do they make the long day working for da man a lot more bearable, according to Gallup, an organisation that analyses employee work practices, having a work bestie actually means that you do a better job. 

Gallup observed that employees who report having a best friend at work were 43% more likely to report having received praise or recognition for their work in the last seven days.

Basically, having some good support chats in work will make you more productive and therefore more motivated to be the best work-version of you that you can be. 

The study also found that it's important for managers to recognise that people having best friends in work can be important for retaining staff, as people with loyalties to other employees are more likely to stay on within the company.

And lastly, when compared to those who don't, employees who have best friends at work identify significantly higher levels of healthy stress management, even though they experience the same levels of stress.

So g'wan. Take all the tea and chats breaks you want today. 

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