I never thought of sharing my secret culinary skills with coworkers ... then I learned my manager was a professional chef previously. Wow! - now we have more things to talk about. It’s a new found connection.
Mike has a new found connection with his boss. They both have something of mutual interest to talk with each other apart from work. A monotonous work relationship is a more natural friendship now.
Communities are changing workplaces, connecting people and building friendships. Like Mike, hundreds of other individuals are motivated at work as they relate to their colleagues differently now.