...They're doing the one thing that's almost as good as not working.
Taking five minutes to recap the Dancing with the Stars
finale, bonding over the vending machine's newest addition—however you do it, socializing with colleagues is the only thing proven to make us almost as happy as we are when we're not at work,
, reports a study at the London School of Economics. And if one of those colleagues is also your best friend, found a Gallup report, you're much more productive and motivated
than if that friend worked at a different company. One big reason: Those with a best friend at work are 47 percent more likely to have received praise or recognition within the past week.