Many modern companies are modeling their workforce by creating a community atmosphere. It’s common for co-workers to form genuine friendships in such surroundings, but there are still those that prefer their work relationships to remain professional.
According to the survey conducted by Olivet College in Michigan, 82% of 3,000 full-time employees said that they feel like they can consider at least one of their colleagues a friend.
The survey determined that the participants saw 41% of the employees as merely co-workers and 22% as strangers. 20% of the colleagues were seen as “work friends” while 15% got labeled as true friends. It’s interesting to note that 2% got the title of enemies.
29% of the respondents said that they’ve found a best friend at work.
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