Why you should be making friends at work

Four colleagues are also friends at work, laughing and talking around a table in a well-lit office.


In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, friendship and belonging ranks as the third most important motivation for humanity, after the physiological (water, food, sleep) and safety (personal, emotional, financial).

Therefore, considering how often we spend at work, it makes complete sense that employees benefit from making meaningful connections with their colleagues. Forming friendships in the office makes the working day much more enjoyable and offers perks that transcend the workplace.

In celebration of International Friendship Day on July 30, we’ve rounded up the reasons you should invest time in getting to know your co-workers. How will you celebrate?

Looking for a new role with a friendly team? Tiger can help – get in touch today!

Author Tiger Contributor Tiger Recruitment Team

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