A Work 'Frenemy' Can Actually Make You Better At Your Job

Jim and Dwight might have had the perfect office relationship.

30/01/2016 6:48 AM AEDT | Updated 30/01/2016 6:48 AM AEDT

Do you have a colleague who is awesome at one moment and indescribably irksome the next?

This co-worker you feel conflicted about -- one could even go so far as to call them a frenemy -- can actually make you better at your job.

Research published in Harvard Business Review found that working with someone who gives you those combatting feelings can increase your capacity for empathy and motivate you to work better. So this human that gives you strange, contradicting feels serves a really important purpose in your office. Learn more about why you should appreciate this special someone in the Science Of Us video above. 

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