Friendships are important at work and here's why

Organisations often talk about culture, but rarely consider the role that having friends at work plays in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive environment. There’s no doubt that workplaces are complex environments – bringing together a melting pot of people with varying ideas, assumptions, experiences, expectations and ambitions.

ants-nutsThey can also be highly destructive. The damage that unhealthy work environments have on people and their mental well-being is well known. Some people believe that if a work environment is too collegiate, people stop challenging each other and consequently, ideas are not robustly debated. On the contrary, combative environments where a dominant person subjugates the ideas of others and it’s highly politicised isn’t healthy either.

The full article was shared in The Sydney Morning Herald.



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