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How to Make Friends at Work

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Organizations should create a culture where people can come together to produce great work and form friendly relationships with each other. Here are some ideas to make that happen.

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How to Make Friends at Work

  1. 1. How to Make Friends at Work
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  4. 4. It’s important that organizations make an effort to create a humanized workplace culture—where people can share their ideas, come together to produce great work, and form friendly relationships with coworkers.
  5. 5. In the best workplaces, employers recognize that people want to forge quality relationships with their coworkers, and that company allegiance can be built from such relationships. – Gallup SEE SOURCE
  6. 6. When employees are happy with those they work with, engagement and retention increase. 6 WAYS TO MAKE LASTING FRIENDSHIPS AT WORK Commonality Be Involved Ask for Help 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Work Together Personal Space Positivity
  7. 7. 1. Commonality From current events to sports and TV shows, learn what your coworkers like and dislike outside of work. Finding similarities with coworkers builds stronger social capital and makes for a happy environment. NEWS
  8. 8. 2. Be Involved Seize opportunities to meet other employees you don’t usually work with. Feeling comfortable reaching out can help with career growth. So go ahead, join the office book, running, or movie clubs.
  9. 9. 3. Ask for help When working on a project or learning a new skill asking for help won’t only give you new insights, but will also build new relationships. At the same time, by tapping into someone’s expertise you give them an opportunity to become a leader.
  10. 10. Collaboration is the secret weapon. If there’s more collaboration, the fabric of your culture changes. – Tim Sanders, best-selling author SEE SOURCE
  11. 11. 4. Work Together Impossible deadlines and seemingly unattainable tasks are opportunities to work together with a common purpose. Not to mention, you’ll also gain effective teamwork skills.
  12. 12. Teams who know how to work together and divvy up project tasks gain the most from their group’s unique mix of knowledge and abilities. – David Sturt, Executive Vice President and Todd Nordstrom, Director of Institute Content SEE SOURCE
  13. 13. 5. Personal Space Bonding outside the office can be beneficial, but know where to draw the line. To maintain a healthy work-life balance everyone needs a certain amount of separation of work and home life.
  14. 14. 6. Positivity Though work can be stressful, don’t lash out at team members. Try to keep your interactions professional and positive. For every negative discussion you have, try to have 5 positive ones. After all, the more genuine you are at work, the better time you’ll have making friends.
  15. 15. Offset whining, the sharing of hard things, or work stress with bonding through adding positive feelings to those around you. – Shasta Nelson, author of “Friendships Don’t Just Happen” SEE SOURCE
  16. 16. Remember that friendships are not only an employee benefit, but a cultural one as well. When employees enjoy the work, the better work they produce.
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  18. 18. O.C. TANNER AND THE O.C. TANNER INSTITUTE O.C. Tanner, on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the second year in a row in 2016, helps organizations create great work environments by inspiring and appreciating great work. Thousands of clients globally use the company’s cloud-based technology, tools, awards, and education services to engage talent, increase performance, drive goals, and create experiences that fuel the human spirit. Learn more at octanner.com. The O.C. Tanner Institute regularly commissions research and provides a global forum for exchanging ideas about recognition, engagement, leadership, culture, human values, and sound business principles.
  19. 19. 10 BEST PRACTICES OF A BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR PLAN FRESH IDEAS FOR EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY 10 12 RESOLUTIONS FOR A GREAT YEAR AT WORK WHAT WILL THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW LOOK LIKE IN 2016? EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR YOUR REMOTE WORKFORCE 7 KEY INSIGHTS FROM HR TECH 2015 MORE PRESENTATIONS BY O.C. TANNER

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