Developing friendships at job decides the happiness quotient of the new-age workers, says a workplace study.
LinkedIn's Relationships @Work study found that 46 percent of professionals from various careers admitted that making good friends at workplace was crucial for overall happiness. Catherine Fisher, Director of Corporate Communications at LinkedIn, who authored the survey, said that relationship matter at workplace as they help people feel connected, motivated and productive.
The study found that 67 percent of millennials share their personal details such as salary, relationships and family issues with their friends at workplace compared to around one-third of baby boomers.
"I come from the generation where it is taboo to talk about salary, but knowing that this is changing, I won't be so taken aback if a fellow co-worker starts dishing details on their personal life to me!" Fisher said.
The survey in fact found that 28 percent, or one in three millennials, report having texted their manager outside of office hours for a non-work related issue, compared to only 10 percent of baby boomers. "I'm not suggesting we all start texting our managers at any hour about our latest crush or favorite new shirt, but it does indicate that our growing workforce wants to have more of a connection," explained Fisher.
The study found that 46 percent felt that friendship with co-workers made them feel happier. For the younger workforceof 18-24 workplace associations made them happy-57 percent; motivated-50 percent and productive-39 percent.
A recent study on office-goers found that people who have family issues are more likely to get into argument with their colleagues that further leads to conflicts with partner.