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How Do You Make Friends at Work Online?1006

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I just read an article about the huge benefits of having friends at work.

How to have friends at work.

But what about the online worker? Many of us here?

We work alone. How can we? Do we? Where can we go to make friends at work?

I admit. I get a bit of a charge when I can get into a discussion here in the forum.

Where are your work friends online?
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I have great on-line friendships with many people IN my office that I never speak with normally. My friends live in in-boxes and instant messengers.
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@lunar_ranger

Is that like me talking to my wife via WhatsApp even she is sitting next to me watching the TV?

Interesting dynamic you have going on there.
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@Belew Sometimes we can be a little too connected to our consoles and devices. When we do run into each there isn't much else to say.
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@lunar_ranger

I think there is some wisdom to Job's (not a huge fan ... but) wisdom of having a huge atrium in his work spaces ... so people could run into one another ... for serendipitous exchanges.

He also didn't bunch all like-minded people in the same locations but let them spread out so they could meet other not-similar people.

It worked/is working ... at Apple and Pixar.

It'd be interesting to try to create the same sort of phenomenon online ...
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This forum!
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@Rev

Here! Here!
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