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What are the advantages of socialising in a workplace

There is this negative image developed of socializing at work that when you mention socializing at work to someone then they think about the office gossip, slackers at the water cooler or the dirty politics that are going on in the office but that is not the case in today’s norm.  Nowadays, socializing in offices…

There is this negative image developed of socializing at work that when you mention socializing at work to someone then they think about the office gossip, slackers at the water cooler or the dirty politics that are going on in the office but that is not the case in today’s norm. 

Nowadays, socializing in offices and the workplace has changed and the advantages of socializing at the workplace are clear. People like to stay connected with each other more than ever, work together on projects, and share knowledge with each other, all of which lead to the growth of the company. The advantages of socializing at work workplace are many and some of them are mentioned as under:

Knowledge Sharing
At any office or work, there are many messages and communications sent throughout the day and for employees, it is easier for them to overlook or miss out on an important detail or memo because there is so much information. When employees will socialize with each other then they will be able to share important updates on projects with each other and also share details that were missed by any of the employees. 

Plus, socializing allows the employees to be exposed to changes in different policies or projects that they might be unaware of. Through socializing, the employees not only get to socialize with each other but also get to share important knowledge and updates regarding different projects with each other that might be useful to any one of them.

Helpful For New Employees
When there is a positive and encouraging environment in the workplace then it will be very helpful to the new employees. New recruits who enter a busy work field feel like Alice in Wonderland, not knowing what is going on around them. If the old employees are good and the whole environment is an encouraging one where employees socialize with each other and praise each other for their hard work then such a workplace would encourage the new employees to work hard. 

For instance, if there is a new employee then the manager would introduce him to all of the other employees and if the employees are social and encouraging then would welcome the new guy and give him tips and pointers for his new job then it would be very encouraging for the new employee. 

Encourages Teamwork
The things that you learn by socializing at the workplace, you cannot learn elsewhere. When you are socializing at work then not only will you learn how to encourage those around you but you will also learn how to work together as a team. You learn these valuable things that you can’t even learn when socializing elsewhere, even on online social platforms such as Omegle, Instagram, Twitter, Chatroulette, etc. 

You will learn how to encourage each other and give a pat on the back to your colleague when he does something exceptional. This workplace socialization can be positive and powerful.

Build Workplace Alliance
Workplace alliance also allows you to build strong alliances within your company. You can not only learn how to build alliances with team members of your own department but also with members from other departments. For instance, if you are from the accounting department and you build an alliance with a member of the production department then you can take advantage of this opportunity, work together, and find a way to cut costs in production.

All of this will result in the company growing from this. You can also introduce the heads of different departments of the company in this way and allow them to work together which will result in the company flourishing in no time.

More Efficient Workforce
Socialising also makes for a more efficient workforce since the coworkers and colleagues can not only socialize with each other while in the office but the occasional post-work hang out also allows the coworkers to check on each other, build stronger connections outside the workplace, get on the same about different projects, and speed up the pace of new employees, share details in a timely and efficient manner.

For an outer person or a manager, this might not be a big deal and it can be hard for a manager to see these things but coworkers who are close and work together are more efficient than those who don’t.