Why parents really need work friends

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 17, 2018

Work friendsParents need a shoulder to lean on at work. Two-thirds of working moms and dads suffer from poor social wellbeing, according to research from Gallup. For many, the combined challenges of parenthood and working life leave little room for social connection. Enter the work best friend: While only 20% of workers claim to have one, Gallup found that those who have a work bestie are more engaged and do higher quality work. Managers can help create a cultural environment that supports such friendship. • Here’s what people are saying.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.