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Thank you to My Friends at Work

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In my continued learnings related to work, motivation, and change – all of which are part of this year’s learning activities, I came across this little blog post at Harvard Business Review on the importance of friends and how they impact work.

Here’s the quote that struck me:

Once you’re on the job, having a best friend at work is a strong predictor of success. People might define “best” loosely (think of this as kindergarten where you can have more than one “best” friend), but according to a Gallup Organization study of more than 5 million workers over 35, 56% of the people who say they have a best friend at work are engaged, productive, and successful while only 8% of the ones who don’t are.

Over the last twenty years – in what are really three different careers – I have been lucky to have many best friends at work. Indeed, I have often thought about how important it is to have them and have them as part of a team in order to get to the real work that needs to be completed.

I wanted to thank you, friends, and you know who you are, for being there and helping me engage in each of the major projects I have had the pleasure to work on. I could not have done these things without you.

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July 3rd, 2010 at 8:30 am

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