Work can be stressful, but a good buddy can make things more manageable in many aspects. Work site WebWorkerDaily outlines how having a work buddy can benefit your well-being and performance.
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The right work buddy can help you overcome obstacles and find new and creative ways to approach problems. WebWorkerDaily says that a work buddy should be someone who understands your work, and who you can have mutual respect for. More importantly, it's a two-way relationship, with both of you supporting and providing insight to the other. WWD's Celine Roque notes her own experience:
[My work buddy]helps me stay on track with my projects, keeps me focused when I'm not feeling motivated, and gives me professional advice. She has become my go-to person for almost every concern I have with work, and I try to pay it back by doing the same things for her.
I find that since we've started this new working relationship, my output has become more consistent, and I've also had the time to work on side projects that I was "too busy" to try before. On her end, she tells me that my encouragement helped her start work on a stagnant project.
Let's hear more about your work buddy—or your ideal but as-yet-nonexistent work buddy—in the comments.
Get More Done With a Work Buddy [WebWorkerDaily]