By Nataly Kogan

Having friends at work makes you better at your job

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Having people you like at work can actually improve your job performance: it increases focus, productivity, and even your sense of purpose. So reach out to someone every day at work in some small way -- pay a colleague a compliment, mentor a younger co-worker who could benefit from your experience, or make an impromptu lunch or coffee date -- to feel more connected to what you're doing all day long.