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It Turns Out That If You Have A Best Mate At Work, You're Better At Your Job

It Turns Out That If You Have A Best Mate At Work, You're Better At Your Job

In life, we're expected to get a job, pay bills, and eventually settle down and buy a house. It sucks, but these bills won't pay themselves. Most of us have had to go to a job that we hate just to make ends meet, and dragging yourself out of bed every morning feels like a chore.

Personally, for me that was working at a call centre. Being screamed at all day isn't ideal.

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The one small bit of comfort are the friends that we make at these workplaces. The people who are suffering alongside us, who have the same payday, and genuinely make every day feel just that bit better.

A new study has found that having a best friend at work is actually really beneficial. Not just for yourself, but the company too.

Business journal Gallup studied more than 80,000 managers and found that those with a best friend were:

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  • 43% more likely to report having received praise or recognition for their work in the last seven days.
  • 37% more likely to report that someone at work encourages their development.
  • 35% more likely to report coworker commitment to quality.
  • 28% more likely to report that in the last six months, someone at work has talked to them about their progress.
  • 27% more likely to report that the mission of their company makes them feel their job is important.
  • 27% more likely to report that their opinions seem to count at work.
  • 21% more likely to report that at work, they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day.

How great is that?!

Featured Image Credit: FOX/E!/Warner Bros

Topics: You, Life News, Best Friend, Real

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - mel.ramsay@pretty52.com

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