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Like your coworkers? It may improve your health

Posted at 8:16 AM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 08:16:53-04

A new study has found people who like their coworkers and say they have a number of work friends are healthier than those who don't.

Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia say those positive relationships have a positive impact on health.  They analyzed 58 studies from 15 countries.  The studies looked at a wide range of jobs, including service industry jobs, sales and the military.  Those researchers found that workers who strongly identified with their colleagues or employer were healthier overall, and at lower risk of burning out.

The study also found that employers benefit when employees get along with one another.  Performance benefits were seen when workers had positive relationships with their coworkers.