Something about summer always stirs a change in employee behavior – most notably a drop in productivity. Perhaps it’s because, for 13-plus years, you know the approaching warmer weather means school is almost out and it’s time to relax for three months. Alternatively, maybe after a long winter, no one wants to stay inside.
When you spend most of your week with the same people, it’s almost certain bonds and friendships can form with some of them. Your workplace is no different from any other environment for buddy-building. In fact, your co-workers are prime friendship material. How can they not be? They relate to your day-to-day with the most profound understanding. Co-workers can sympathize with the stresses and pressures of work. They may also be exposed to some genuine, raw emotion that people outside of your workplace may never see. A workplace can take a toll on a person so it would be nice to have a cubical confidant, a paper-pushing posse, or maybe even a printer pal.