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Workplace friendships: the double-edged sword

Hamilton, Odessa, Virhia, Jasmine and Carneiro Anselmo Atanasio, Teresa (2023) Workplace friendships: the double-edged sword. LSE Business Review (13 Feb 2023). Blog Entry.

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Having friends at work can be good for employees and businesses alike. It fosters a sense of belonging, reduces turnover intention, and increases creativity and innovation, all good for performance. However, workplace friendships come with downsides too, including rumours, sexual harassment, nepotism, and favouritism. Odessa S Hamilton, Jasmine Virhia, and Teresa Almeida recommend seven practices to ensure that friendships are equitably beneficial among teams and do not develop into unfavourable outcomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 15:51
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 10:00

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