Could a ‘Work Buddy’ Boost Your Office Motivation?
A work buddy could help keep you motivated in the office and provide expert advice
A work buddy is someone that you can collaborate with to help keep your mind focused. Whether you want to bounce ideas off someone, gain business advice or get a fresh perspective on solving a problem, a work buddy is someone you can turn to when the going gets tough.
Celine Roque from WebWorkerDaily.com has been working with a work buddy for the last few months, and finds that it helps keep her on track with projects.
“She has become my go-to person for almost every concern I have with work,” commented Celine, “and I try to pay it back by doing the same things for her.”
This knowledge and encouragement-sharing process works both ways, but because of this, it is important to find the right ‘buddy’ to work with. If you can get this right, the benefits are huge.
“Since we’ve started this new working relationship, my output has become more consistent. I’ve also had the time to work on side projects that I was “too busy” to try before,” says Celine.
The Benefits of a Work Buddy
If you can find a work buddy that understands or operates in your line of work, their advice could be priceless – especially if you are new to the game or struggling to understand certain concepts. This also works for problem-solving. Having a fresh pair of eyes on a problem can provide an ‘outside the box’ perspective that you might have missed. Either way, it could save you a lot of time and effort.
Another key benefit is that a work buddy can help wonders with motivation. If you’re having an off day, you’re struggling with a project or you just canΓÇÖt get going, speaking to your work buddy can provide the right amount of ‘push’ that you need.
You may also find that more opportunities spring from your relationship with your work buddy – and with his or her contacts. For every suggestion or solution they throw your way, they might have a contact to help you out. They could also generate new clients for you.
Since we’ve started this new working relationship, my output has become more consistent. I’ve also had the time to work on side projects that I was “too busy” to try before.
Celine Roque – WebWorkerDaily.com