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17 people who are definitely a part of your office family

Americans are working a lot more and spending an increased amount of time with coworkers. Here are some examples of the people you might see in offices across the country.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: July 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm •  Published: July 17, 2014
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It’s no secret that Americans are working — a lot.

A study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that citizens with smartphones spend 72 hours a week (about 13.5 hours a day) working, including time spent on the weekends, and take only half their vacation time, creating a national culture focused on the office, even while away.

That's why great relationships at work are of increasing importance when it comes to matter of workplace productivity and emotional well-being, according to a study written about in The Harvard Business Review.

Sigal Barsade and Olivia O'Neill, the two who conducted the study, found that workers who feel a companionate love in the office — like warmth, affection and connection with co-workers — end up being more focused and satisfied.

"Employees who felt they worked in a loving, caring culture reported higher levels of satisfaction and teamwork," Barsade and O'Neill wrote. "They showed up to work more often. Our research also demonstrated that this type of culture related directly to client outcomes, including improved patient mood, quality of life, satisfaction, and fewer trips to the ER." they wrote.

That's why, in honor of America’s hard work ethic and increasing social circle of business friends, we decided to put together a list of some of the people you may find around the average American office, inspired by some of our own.

The office dad

You don’t have to fish far for this guy. He’s always throwing corny jokes and puns downstream. Get it?

The proclaimer

This type of worker makes an announcement out of incredibly mundane and irrelevant happenings in the world and in their personal life.

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