Should you be friends with your co-workers? Here’s what the research says

In my teens and twenties, I didn’t think much about how important it was to like the people I worked with. At the time, I was working as a waiter at a Toronto diner and being friends with my colleagues was part of the experience. But once I became a university professor and an executive educator, I realised the importance of workplace relationships. I now know that workplaces function better when colleagues have good relationships with one another. These findings conflict with a common sentime

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