Given the blurring lines between work and life, it's crucial to set a few parameters straight before you start investing in workplace friends. From the psychological, social and career benefits of having a best friend at work to quick tips on managing work-based friendships, the seven links below cover much ground—some of it pretty treacherous.
How to Navigate the Murky Waters of Workplace Friendships - http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/06/16/mark-vernon-friendship-work/
21 Joys of having a BFF at Work - http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/joys-of-having-a-work-bff?sub=2842774_2179361
You should have a best friend at work - http://whatsbestnext.com/2008/11/you-should-have-a-best-friend-at-work/
Workplace friendships: Asset or Liability? - http://career-advice.monster.com/in-the-office/workplace-issues/workplace-friendships-asset-or-liab/article.aspx
Managing Workplace Friends - http://www.askmen.com/money/professional_150/155_professional_life.html
The Top 10 Tips for Workplace Friendships - http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/05/10/the-top-10-tips-for-workplace-friendships
Awkward Workplace Friendships - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/i-can-relate/201301/awkward-workplace-friendships