Whether Official or Friendly Relationships with Coworkers are more Effective at the Workplace
Yes, official or friendly relationships with coworkers are more effective at the workplace. People are social beings and, since they spend 30 percent of their time at the workplace, they need to relate well with their colleagues (Hall). Such relationships make employees enjoy their work. As co-workers become comfortable with each other, their morale increases as they voice their views. Moreover, the employees brainstorm and innovate more ideas. These relationships also promote teamwork, which helps to bring change as people become creative and innovative. As soon as individuals begin to see their achievements when they work together, their confidence and productivity increases. Furthermore, decent work relationships give coworkers more freedom. Negative relationships waste employees' time and energy. Thus, it is essential for the coworkers to concentrate on opportunities, for instance, win new businesses or focus on individual growth. When employees have strong professional circles, they develop their careers, hence, open opportunities, which may pass them.
Hall, Ashley. "Exploring the workplace communication preferences of millennials." Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict 20 (2016): 35.