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Having office buddies not only makes work more fun but it affects your bottom line as well! When coworkers get along not only is morale boosted, but engagement increases and retention is higher.

This fun infographic from Officevibe shares 11 incredible stats that prove that having friends at work is great for business!


  • 70% of employees say friends at work is the most crucial element to a happy working life.
  • 58% of men would refuse a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with coworkers. 74% of women said the same.
  • 25% increase in employee morale and productivity for simple things like larger lunch tables.
  • Employees with friends at work benefit from 137% more personal development support.