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How to form friendships at work

Article was written by Jade Rhode


Developing friendships at your workplace is a simple and beneficial way to enhance both your professional and personal life.

According to Indeed, having a positive relationship at work can improve your mood, boost your productivity and encourage career growth.

Below are a few tips and tricks to form friendships at work as explained by Indeed.


Introduce yourself

Taking the initiative to meet new people at work is a great way to establish an initial connection that can lay the foundation for future quality relationships. So, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and strike up a conversation with a coworker you haven’t met yet. Who knows… It could lead to a great friendship.

Offer help

You can also form a friendship in the workplace by lending a helping hand, even if they do not specifically ask for help. Offering to do something that they would appreciate – such as helping them finish a project – can go a long way in building a positive relationship with your coworkers.

Learn and use their names

If you want to build a friendship, it is important to take the time to learn your coworkers’ names. This is a good way to show them that you are invested in getting to know them and that you care.

Be positive

Your coworkers will be drawn to you if you maintain a positive attitude. Through your positivity, you will also be able to find other positive, upbeat individuals with whom you can develop a friendship. Remember, a positive mindset can inspire others to think and act positively.

Plan activities outside of work

Make an effort to attend events or social activities outside of work. Taking the time to talk about nonwork topics can be a great way to connect and foster a sense of community within the team.


This story first appeared on Bona.