Cubicle Confidential

Why Can't We Be Friends? Navigating Workplace Friendships

March 16, 2022 Mary Abbajay & Chris DeSantis Season 2 Episode 38
Cubicle Confidential
Why Can't We Be Friends? Navigating Workplace Friendships
Show Notes

Workplace friendships are the topic of this week’s show. The workplace is a social system--but does that mean that we HAVE to be friends with the people we work with? How much friendship is too much friendship? How much friendliness is too little? Is it okay to be best friends with your boss? Mary and Chris help both the friendless and overly friendly navigate this tricky landscape.

Friendless and Fabulous in Fremont doesn’t want to be friends with their co-workers. Is it wrong to not pursue workplace friendships? Does it make her a Grinch?

I’m Not Your BFF in Baltimore doesn’t want to be best friends with their boss. How do they free themselves from this friendship?  

 Why Can’t They Be Friends in Wyoming wonders how to navigate two supervisors whose animosity towards each other is causing office friction and ruining morale. Should they encourage the two supervisors to repair their friendship? What to do, what to do… 

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