Frenemies: How Ambivalent Relationships Affect Us on the Job

Who knew that co-workers who are neither friends nor enemies – especially those who float unpredictably between being both – can affect us more on the job than other colleagues?

A “frenemy” can be someone who helps you complete an important project on Monday, then gossips about you on Tuesday. Think of it as an ambivalent relationship that runs hot and cold at the same time.

Most research oversimplifies interactions with co-workers as either good or bad, but “relationships are complicated,” said Jessica Methot, a Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations associate professor and co-author of a new study for the …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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