Friendship and Work   A good or bad partnership?
Introduction <ul><li>We spend more time at the office than at home.  </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, we don't have time to...
Friendship - Definition <ul><li>Friendship is an in-depth relationship (comfortable and relaxed) and it requires meeting t...
Friend – Main Features <ul><li>It is someone who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stands by a friend when in need. </li></ul></ul><u...
Friendship - Benefits <ul><li>A strong friendship can boost productivity and have a positive effect on company profitabili...
Friendship Inside a Workplace - Downsides <ul><li>Slacking off: Friendships can cause employees to overlook or not report ...
<ul><li>Supervisors also may see employees who are close friends as more prone to being gossipers. </li></ul><ul><li>Frien...
Friendship - Important <ul><li>Psychologists says that they don't believe workplace friendships are real. Since true frien...
Conclusion <ul><li>Good friendships are important in many places and they should be implemented and preserved inside our d...
www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis Lico Reis Consul...
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Friendship Inside The Working Place

  1. 1. Friendship and Work A good or bad partnership?
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>We spend more time at the office than at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, we don't have time to meet new people. </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally, we seek friends inside our working environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Friendship - Definition <ul><li>Friendship is an in-depth relationship (comfortable and relaxed) and it requires meeting the needs of both people involved. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Friend – Main Features <ul><li>It is someone who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stands by a friend when in need. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>takes the time to listen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He/She is willing to help. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you trust and respect. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Friendship - Benefits <ul><li>A strong friendship can boost productivity and have a positive effect on company profitability. </li></ul><ul><li>It can bring a feeling of reliability, self-stem, loyalty and share inside the workplace. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Friendship Inside a Workplace - Downsides <ul><li>Slacking off: Friendships can cause employees to overlook or not report bad behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary issues: Employees who become friends on the job may share too much personal information. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Supervisors also may see employees who are close friends as more prone to being gossipers. </li></ul><ul><li>Friendships at work can be abusive and can cause a feeling of discomfort. </li></ul>Friendship Inside a Workplace - Downsides
  8. 8. Friendship - Important <ul><li>Psychologists says that they don't believe workplace friendships are real. Since true friendships can't exist when there are issues such as money and status at play. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Good friendships are important in many places and they should be implemented and preserved inside our department and company. </li></ul><ul><li>But we should be always aware of the safety barriers and behavior when dealing with friends at work. </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis

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