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Friendship and Work

February 5, 2014


People_NetworkI’ve been reading a few articles about friendship in the workplace.

To promote a healthy work environment it is healthy to at least make some kind of small talk with people you work with. In terms of friendship it is OK if you are socialising with those who are on the same level as yourself.  Being friends with your manager could be a bit more difficult as that person is managing you, so as not blur lines it is considered better not to be overly friendly. The article; ‘Can a manager be a friend as well as an authority to staff in the workplace?’ Talks about this topic, if you are promoted and are now managing your work colleagues, how distance is required to keep an objective view when it comes to reviews, criticism of work etc.

I can understand the reasons for keeping managers and in…

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