Maintaining a friendly demeanor with coworkers can keep the workplace a pleasant atmosphere. Being around them for eight or more hours, five days a week, forces you to at least break that first barrier in getting to know your workmates. Making friends in the office, however, has its perks and downfalls. Here are four truths to consider when befriending coworkers. 1. Your personality will clash with at least one person in the office. Read more.