Much like secondary school, having a BFF in work can make all the difference.
All too reminiscent of the high school cafeteria, the office can be a cliquey place so having a good friend to navigate the highs and lows of the working day is vital.
Unlike any other friendships you are in close quarters with your work friends all day long – so it’s not unusual for the bond to grow stronger and faster than usual.
It starts with a coffee at a nearby cafe and quickly evolves into a constant stream of WhatsApp messages and smirks and winks across the office floor.
While some might suggest this could be a distraction it turn out that these workplace friendships are actually great for your career and your mental wellness.
Studies have shown that those of us who have strong friendships in the workplace are more interested and more satisfied with their jobs.
A 2014 report commissioned by Gallup showed that those with workplace BFFs are seven times more likely to engage in their work tasks, projects, fulfil their potential and generate better results.
Furthermore, research from Stanford University found that finding a work confidante is linked to optimal levels of job satisfaction.
If you’re reading this at work, grab your work BFF and go discuss the above by the water cooler ASAP.