Why It Is Important To Make Friends At Workplace

by Chandler Barr Mar 17,2016

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

We all know how important it is to get social and make professional contacts. But so less do we realize how important it is to have friends at the workplace.

We spend most of our time at the workplace and considering this, having friends at the workplace would be so beneficial for the employees and employers as well. Here’s why.

1. Work Can Be So Much More Fun

When you have friends at the workplace work can be a lot easier and so much more interesting. You won’t be lazy anymore to go to work. You start loving your job and everything that comes with it because you get to spend lot of time with your bestie gang!

2. Productivity Increases

Having friends and interacting with them at the workplace helps you stay motivated. Motivated employees are more productive. So your overall productivity increases.

3. Workplace Communication

Having friends at workplace makes you interact with them and communicate easily. This will help you improve your communication skills. Having friendly communications with your friends opens up for more communication!

4. Organizational Growth

Imagine a workplace where your employees show up happily in an ‘un-grumpy’ mode and complete their tasks before deadlines. This is possible when you have something special for your employees; well in this case, having friends at the workplace increases the overall productivity of your employees and contributes to organizational growth.

Chandler Barr
VP of Sales

Chandler Barr is the VP of Sales at Engagedly and is focused on driving a culture of progress over perfection in a no-fault environment where employees are secure and encouraged to think creatively to solve problems. Chandler is a seasoned leader that has scaled sales teams for SaaS startups and multibillion-dollar publicly traded tech companies, as well as, led Marines to accomplish the mission during hardships overseas.

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