During the pandemic, we know that we had fewer work relationships.
And we have realised is that friendship is so crucial. We know that friendship plays a really important role in why we stay at work and why we become more engaged at work.
So, if you’re a manager who’s asking yourself, how am I going to get people back into the office? You get them into the office because there’s a friend there. That’s something that they can look forward to.
Prof. Lynda Gratton joined Isabel Berwick on The Financial Times Working It podcast to discuss friendship at work. You can listen to the episode here.