Research suggests a good work relationship leads to better health

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(WTNH) — If you love your co-workers, or have tons of work friends you could have better health than those who don’t.

Researchers out of Australia are finding that people who identify strongly with their colleagues or with their employer have better overall health and a lower risk of burning out.

Employees are not the only ones who benefit from a healthy relationship. Employers also are getting better results including performance benefits.

Researchers do say that their study did not establish a cause and effect relationship. If you do not have a particularly social work environment there is no need to worry. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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