Everyone needs a friend at work; just look at Meredith and Cristina, Sookie and Lorelai and all the others out there… Seriously though, a recent study has shown that employee satisfaction increased by 50% among those with a work bestie, as well as showing that those who have at least one friend in the workplace are 7 times more likely to engage fully with their tasks. Statistics aside, here’s why you should be looking for your workplace soulmate:
Someone always has your back
Having a workplace BFF means that someone will always be around to stick up for you. Got an issue you need to raise with the boss? Don’t sweat it, your work pals will be there to give your confidence a boost. They’ll also be there to take you to happy hour afterwards when it’s time to celebrate!
You’ll never have to eat alone
No more eating alone in front of your desk for you! Having a BFF means that you’ll always have someone to keep you company, as well as having someone to devise a weekday eating schedule with. Pizza Mondays? Sure, why not. Jacket potato Thursdays? Of course! You’ll never have to suffer another meal deal again (unless of course you want to!). Basically, lunch time is usually the highlight of the working day, and having a friend to share it with makes it even more fun!
They just get it
Rough day at the office? No need to explain – a work best friend knows exactly what you’re talking about. While you might go home after a particularly challenging day and vent to your family or friends, sometimes they just won’t get it. Your work bestie will though – and that can be a great bond to have. They’ll also be able to tell you if you’re becoming complacent or not pulling your weight, just like you would for them. Even better, you’ve automatically got a buddy to go to events and training courses with!
You’ll look forward to going to work
Sunday night blues? No way! Having a bestie at work means looking forward to seeing each other every day. Multiply the feeling by ten after one of you has been on holiday, and you’ll wonder why you ever wanted to go it alone at work – it’s even more fun when you’re working with people who make you happy.
They’ll help you
Work friends are not only great to have to keep morale high, but they can also help you when it comes to advancing your career. You’ll have someone who really knows you within the working environment, and who is comfortable enough to keep pushing you to be your best. Get out there and make like our favourite Grey’s friends – find your person and keep yourself happy at work!