We spend a lot of time “at work.” The average American? They worked 34.5 hours per week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary.
For some of you, those hours at work fly by. For others, work is just that: work. Whatever the case may be for you, coworkers have a big impact on your health.
Not your boss, not the number of hours you work. Your co-workers.
People who have good relationships with their colleagues and have better mental and physical health and happiness and are less likely to burn out, reports the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review. As a matter of fact, socially connecting with others, whether it be with co-workers or people outside of work, is more connected to health than any other factor!
Watch as employees share how they foster relationships at work and what it means to have good co-working relationships.
The following are resources to help you get started improving relationships at work: