Friends with Boundaries: Handling Friendships in the Workplace

When you spend most of your week with the same people, you’re bound to form bonds with some of them. It’s great to have co-workers who support your goals and inspire you, and the line between colleagues and friends can often blur.

“Work friends make time at the office more pleasant,” said Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., of The Cooper Strategic Group. “You might share common hobbies or have a similar sense of humor. But don’t assume that a work friend is a true friend or confidant.”

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