Things for organizations to try: Improving Friendships at work

Most people are happier when they work with friends. Often these relationships develop naturally however many of us also benefit from being given “permission” from HR and senior leaders to invest in developing and maintaining friendships at work. Here are a few ideas...

3 Friendships at work - org

1 Social cost sharing

Offer to pay half the cost of social activities involving four or more employees.

The Social Cost Sharing policy helps friendships to flourish. It was introduced by AO.com, who were voted fourth in the 2014 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. Founded in 2000, AO.com has become the UK’s largest online kitchen appliance retailer, supplying more than 4.5 million customers. Employees numbers rose by 60% in just one year, and 85% say they love their job.

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