Are you friends with any of your co-workers, or are your fellow employees just the people you’re stuck with for eight hours a day?
If you don’t see the value of befriending your co-workers, you may want to reconsider, an infographic from LinkedIn recommends.
According to the graphic, 18 percent of professionals say friendships with co-workers make them more competitive in their careers, and one-third of millennials believe socializing with their colleagues could help them climb the corporate ladder. (Only 5 percent of Baby Boomers agree, however.)
Plus, 46 percent of professionals believe being friends with their co-workers makes them happier, and one in three professionals in India say their co-workers understand them better than their partners.