Make New Friends


After-hours outings may improve your social life and boost your job performance.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of employees and 57% of executives polled said that office productivity improves when co-workers are friends outside of the workplace.

How much does it help? Almost one-quarter (22%) of employees said befriending colleagues had a “very positive” impact on their productivity, but only 2% of executives agreed.

Source: Accountemps, www.accountemps.com .

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