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Which State Has the Best Coworkers?

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Sabrina is the editor in chief for TINYpulse news. She's dipped her toes into various works of writing — from retail copywriter to magazine editor. Her work's been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg BNA, and Tech.co.

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iStock_000044314460_Small-2In today’s working world, peers are creating a bigger impact than previous years. When we asked over 400,000 employees what they love about their job, what do you think the top answer was?

No, not money. No, not benefits either. The number one reason why employees love their job is their peers and colleagues, according to our Employee Engagement Report. And naturally, we dug deeper to find out which state’s employees have the strongest relationship with their coworkers.

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Of course, many factors can go into why some states have lower ratings for coworker relationships. But it doesn’t mean it takes different strategies to foster an organizational culture of camaraderie. Here are three quick tips:

1. Offer peer-recognition tools

Gone are the days when employee recognition was left solely to managers. Giving your staff the ability to recognize and appreciate each other will help strengthen relationships.

2. Team-building exercises

Play board games. Cook together. Go out and volunteer. Whatever the activity, make sure it doesn’t involve an ounce of work. Allowing employees to take their mind off work and just get to know each other on a personal level will bring everyone closer together.

3. Brainstorm together

Everyone has great ideas. Let your team share them with each other. By giving employees the opportunity to share their ideas, it brings teammates to new light. You start respecting your coworkers more because of their contribution.

If you have any other great ideas for team building, share them in the comment section below!

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