Do You Have a BFF at Work?
You may be 100% convinced that you’ll love working in your current career for the rest of your life, but two years after taking the job you may decide that it’s not for you. So how do you get out of the cycle of working two years somewhere and jumping ship to somewhere else? Find an organization where you love your coworkers.
According to Simon Sinek, leadership expert and bestselling author, “It’s all about the people. Very often we choose the job that pays us the most or offers us the best benefits — which is good in the short term. But if you don’t love the job, you’re not going to advance in the organization anyway. Whereas, if you take a lower-paying job that you love, you’ll advance at the organization. You’ll eventually make up the shortfall and go beyond it.”
In other words: If employees love their coworkers, they’ll probably stay long enough to advance in the organization. They’ll also find themselves happier than at a company that had a poor workplace culture.
When employees have a best friend at work, they’re more engaged and switch jobs less often. Not to mention, according to Gallup, employees who have a best friend at work are:
So when looking for your dream job, you want to think just as carefully about your prospective team members as you do about the pay or benefits package. As Sinek says, “You want to go somewhere where you feel like it’s your second family”.
Like we say in our 10 Things, what we love about our home is who we share it with.
Also Read: Hiring for the Right Culture Fit