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I Am Not Here to Make Friends

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
  • At some time during your career, you've likely heard a co-worker say, “I am not here to make friends! I am a professional, and I am here to do work."

    Studies show that negativity among co-workers decreases efficacy and effectiveness, which affects overall team and organizational performance and productivity. Negative workplace interactions may, however, arise when employees become less considerate and disrespectful to each other. Behaviors, such as aggressive language or cont

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