Workplace relations: Friendship patterns and consequences (according to managers)

Evan M. Berman, Jonathan West, Maurice N. Richter

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Abstract

This article examines orientations toward workplace friendship. Based on a survey of senior managers in cities with populations over 50,000, it addresses the following questions: Do senior managers promote, condone, or discourage workplace friendship? What risks and benefits of workplace friendships do these managers perceive? What policies and strategies that affect workplace friendship are found in organizations? How do these organizational efforts affect perceptions of employee performance? This article finds that, despite the risks, orientations in favor of workplace friendships are widespread, and many jurisdictions engage in efforts to promote them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-230
Number of pages14
JournalPublic Administration Review
Volume62
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Workplace relations : Friendship patterns and consequences (according to managers). / Berman, Evan M.; West, Jonathan; Richter, Maurice N.

In: Public Administration Review, Vol. 62, No. 2, 03.2002, p. 217-230.

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