Infographic: How work friendships improve employee engagement

This infographic reports that 50 percent of employees who have a best friend at work say they feel a strong connection to their company.

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How many times have you felt guilty when your boss caught you chatting away at a co-worker’s cube?

Well, an infographic from Officevibe contends you shouldn’t feel guilty for making friends with and spending time with co-workers during the workday. In fact, it argues that office friendships are directly linked with employee engagement and productivity.

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