Should I be friends with my coworkers?

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Working from dwelling can be robust, despite the fact that I like working alone with much less distraction, I miss interacting with my colleagues every day.

One factor that has drastically improved my WFH state of affairs? The group chat I have with some coworkers the place we share humorous tweets and memes all through the day. As we think about returning to the workplace, I have discovered that the principle draw of coming again for me is seeing my friends.

This week on Hit The Floor Operating, we requested the query: ought to our coworkers be our friends? Is it wholesome to blur the boundary between our work and private lives? To assist discover a solution, my colleague (and good friend) Employees Author Pavithra Mohan got here on the present. Satirically, Mohan says, typically the one time you may know if somebody is an actual good friend is once they depart the workplace. “I suppose it’s bizarre since you notice what your relationship is to individuals once they depart the corporate. That has undoubtedly occurred to me a number of instances the place I considered somebody as no less than like work good friend. And then you definately notice once they depart that, ‘Oh, the connection is just not going to outlive previous working collectively.’ Generally that’s how you work it out.”

To study extra and get recommendation on whether or not it’s best to invite your boss to your wedding ceremony, how a lot private data it’s best to disclose to a coworker, and one of the best ways to make work friends whereas working remotely, hearken to our newest episode.