Life Optimizer - 5 Reasons Why Relationships Should Be Your Top Priority mentions that the most important thing in a productive life would be relationships. I tend to agree that we do need relationships so that we don't need to solely work for ourselves but also for the others around us, it gives us some kind of boost.
Now, on the other hand, having more relationships also means more interruptions. There are more people that tend to keep you busy; be it a simple phone call to something you need to do to maintain the relationship with them. I feel that this contradicts with the kind of boost you would get from relationships.
So, are there studies that show metrics on the relationship between relationships and productivity?
Is it a real boost to your productivity, or is it merely a way to introduce more interruptions that slow you...