Its no surprise that you might make some of the friends for life at work. And as it turns out, by making a few of them, it could increase your chances of being given more responsibility and a bigger fatter paycheck too. CNN Money found that workers who help others, organize social activities, and make an effort to become friends with their coworkers have a 40% high chance of getting a promotion.
To increase social support, Ochsner Health System, a large Louisiana health care provider that Achor works with, implemented an approach called the "10/5 Way." After educating 11,000 employees about the importance of offering support to each other, Ochsner asked employees to make eye contact and smile whenever they walk within 10 feet of another person in the hospital. If they pass within 5 feet, they say hello. Since then, Ochsner has seen a 5% increase in patients' likelihood to recommend the organization, greater unique patient visits, and a significant improvement in overall patient satisfaction.