So the company I work for just received an award for a Great Workplace and it states that we are one of the most engaged workforces in the world. One of the questions they had us answer on a satisfaction survey we did was whether or not we had a best friend at work? At first, I thought is seemed like a funny question to ask, but then I read an article that talked about how people who have friends at work and get along well with those they work with are more successful and productive in the workplace. I discussed this with several of my co-workers and we all honestly felt that we care for each other as individuals and we really are friends. I know they all have my back if I need it and they have mine. One of my co-workers, Stephanie and I have decided that we will be each other's best friends in the workplace. While I hate the term BFF we use it quite frequently to greet each other in the morning or when we are leaving for the day. My BFF and I have a lot of fun at work and I honestly understand what they are talking about now with asking if you have a best friend at work. I also have a lot of "moms" at work and that is great too.
This summer our office has also been involved with a Summer Slim Down program and I read an article about being active at work and for even a few minutes a day it helps you burn more calories and also helps you be more productive with your job. So I instituted "dance time" at the office at 10:00 and 4:00 everyday. Sometimes we are not exact on the times, but it has been fun and it does help wake me up for that last hour of work. I love our dance time with my work moms and my BFF. So if you don't dance at your work, give it a try. I have created our own dance mix and am happy to share some of the happy tunes that we get down to and if you are ever nearby our office feel free to come join us for our dance minutes. I think Ellen DeGeneres would approve and honestly how do you argue with research that says it makes you more productive :). Happy Dancing to you all!