Science-Based Reason for Why You Should Make Friends at Work

| February 8, 2018

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The average adult with full-time employment spends much of their waking life at work. Ambition and determination to climb the corporate ladder can result in competitive tendencies that alienate you from your coworkers. This cutthroat attitude in your career may hinder your relationships at work and keep you from reaching your full potential. People with friends at work have reported being happier in their role, more dedicated to the company’s mission, and even physically healthier. In fact, a study found that having strong friendships was linked to a healthier heart.

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