4 Rules For Workplace Friendships, Most people have no trouble having friendships in the workplace, but there are 4 set of rules that you should follow. Youâ€™ve always heard the term, â€śnever date at work,â€ť and that is a big no-no if you donâ€™t want trouble following you at your job. The best thing to do, if or when possible, is to leave the workplace with a clean slate because it can become your life on your time off.
Thereâ€™s an interesting article in Menâ€™s Health magazine about a recent study of 820 working adults â€” most of them who were married with children â€” people lacking social support at work were 2.4 times more likely to die in the next 20 years than their more-social counterparts.
With that being said, here are the 4 rules:
Even after accounting for heart disease, high cholesterol, and other issues, researchers found that social support on its own was related to death. Why? The study suggests a low level of social support at work can increase our bodyâ€™s stress response and lead to difficulties sleeping, and a hard time recovering from stressful situations.