The Job Network
Search
The Job Network
Header navigation
Why you need a "work wife" [Infographic]

Jan 30, 2020 Guest Contributor

Why you need a "work wife" [Infographic]

Maybe you’ve joked about having a work spouse before. It turns out that a lot of people have them — more than 40% of men and 50% of women, according to a recent survey! These workplace relationships can be extremely beneficial to your personal and professional development.

Many women find that having a "work wife" helps them better respond to the challenges that arise in corporate environments that are often dominated by men. Here’s how:

Increases productivity and engagement

People who have best friends at work tend to be seven times more engaged than those who don’t, according to a Gallup poll. A "work wife" can help you manage stress, encourage you to take risks when you’re on the fence about something, and just be there when you need to vent. 

In general, social teams are happier and 12% more productive, on average, than isolated teams. Additionally, those with at least one friend at work are more likely to reject an outside job offer.

Fundera identified several reasons why you should consider finding a "work wife" and how you should go about doing so. See the infographic below for more!

About the Author:
Meredith Wood is the author at Studyclerk and the Vice President of Marketing at Fundera. She is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending and frequently contributes to SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, and StartupNation.

Share via:

Facebook
LinkedIn
E-Mail
Twitter
WhatsApp
Xing

Related blogs

Empathy to ethics: where heart meets business

By balancing ethical considerations and empathy with business interests, you may just see your business thrive! Here’s what you need to know.,By balancing ethical considerations and empathy with business interests, you may just see your business thrive! Here’s what you need to know.
Work Relationships

How to appropriately handle dating in the workplace

It can be hard to determine the best “rules” for workplace dating. Let's look at how dating in the workplace can be handled in an appropriate manner.,It can be hard to determine the best “rules” for workplace dating. Let's look at how dating in the workplace can be handled in an appropriate manner.,It can be hard to determine the best...
Work Relationships