Some of you may go to your jobs and mind your own business, plugging away until the clock strikes six and it’s time to go home. If you’re that person, there’s no shame in that, after all you’ve got lots of work to do! So many deadlines and phone calls to field.

Those emails are piling up and who wouldn’t want some time to concentrate and just get it done?

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But you know what, all work and no play is no fun at all and in fact having a little bit of fun and building friendships at work is found to benefit you in more ways than one.

So let’s hear it for having a few laughs and for your work BFF, because without them you’d be less happy, less motivated and less productive!

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In fact, having a work BFF is linked to higher engagement and positivity levels at work.

So seriously, take some time out of your work day to chat to your colleagues or desk buddy – who knows maybe one of them will end up being not only a work BFF, but a BFFL.

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