We spend most of our waking hours working. Indeed, we may spend more time with colleagues than our own families.
So, it’s only natural that, in their efforts to make such a life-consuming activity more comfortable and desirable, your employees may seek out friends at work. Sometimes they may form close, meaningful relationships with colleagues.
Yet, for employers, is it beneficial to your company? How might work friendships go awry – and what can you do to prevent problems that may arise for your business? Can you control employees’ friendships with each other to any degree?
Pros and cons