Remember how easy it was to make friends in primary school? What about loot bags? Whatever happened to loot bags? Those were the best part of going to a birthday party. It was like being rewarded for being social.
Now that we’re adults and have full-time jobs, we essentially spend more time with our colleagues than we do with our family. Now before you let that stress you out, let’s stop and think about what that actually means. If you work with great people, chances are, you’re going to last a lot longer in your job. As friendships naturally evolve in office environments, it’s kind of awesome when your office mate becomes your #workwife. You know that moment when you realise your relationship has gone from colleague to friend, and the quote from Step Brothers suddenly has a new meaning, “Did we just become best friends?”…”YEP!”
Gone are the days of ‘how was your weekend?’ because chances are, you probably saw each other on the weekend.
If you’re an employer, and you see these types of friendships developing, embrace it. Be proud. This means your staff feel comfortable enough to hang outside of work, get to know each other personally, and offer support when perhaps they are having a tough day at work.
Do you have a work mate that you feel lucky to work with? Share this blog with them!
Until next time…