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Integrity Moments - March 7, 2018

  • 2018 Mar 07

Workplace Friendships

During my college years, a prevailing management theory contended that bosses should keep their distance from employees. Becoming too friendly with employees was believed to undermine your authority, so many workplaces became cold and aloof. 

This sometimes even spilled over into peer-to-peer relationships. New research highlighted in Harvard Business Review, however, surfaces a different conclusion. 

Researchers Emma Seppala and Marissa King claim that those who have a “best friend at work” are not only happier and healthier, but also seven times more engaged in their work.

Proverbs 27:9 says, “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” 

Friendships at work can be risky, but according to the research, they also come with great rewards. Consider making a friend today


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