Nights out lead to good work relations

three-quarters of office workers say socialising with colleagues is the key to
building positive relationships at work.

survey of 1,000 office employees by recruitment consultant Office Angels found
those who socialise with colleagues are likely to be happier at work, have
stronger team-working skills and stay in their jobs for longer.

said having a few quiet drinks with workmates allowed them to discuss
work-related issues and increased their sense of team and company loyalty.

than half of those surveyed socialised with colleagues at least once a week and
a third socialised once a month.

all men (98 per cent) said beer was their preferred tipple on an office night
out. Fifty-three cent of women said they like to drink cocktails, while 41 per
cent prefer wine.

By Quentin Reade

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