Friends and Enemies in Organizations: A Work Psychology Perspective

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorSarah Wright, Rachel Morrison

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This book is an exploration into the ways in which friendships, isolation and enemy-ships influence and affect our experience of work. The theme of the research volume is 'Alienation to Suffocation'; canvassing issues from loneliness and isolation through to the positive aspects of a friendly workplace.

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This book is an exploration into the ways in which friendships, isolation and enemy-ships influence and affect our experience of work. The theme of the research volume is 'Alienation to Suffocation'; canvassing issues from loneliness and isolation through to the positive aspects of a friendly workplace.

SARAH WRIGHT is a lecturer in Organizational Behavior at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research interests include social relationships in organizations, loneliness, emotional climate in organizations, and employee retention. Prior to becoming an academic, Sarah worked as an organizational psychologist for Accenture. R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230538762

ISBN - 13:9780230538764

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview--R.L.Morrison & S.Wright * In a Lonely Place: The Experience of Loneliness in the Workplace--S.Wright * Relationships and Organizational Socialization--H.Cooper-Thomas * Organisational Climate, Culture and Workplace Relationships--T.Nolan & W.Kpers *
Developing and Maintaining Workplace Friendships--P.M.Sias & E.Gallagher * Cooperative Behaviour in Organisations; K.Sanders * The Double Edged Sword: Organizational Outcomes of Friendships; R.L.Morrison * Gender and Relationships at Work--B.Winstead &--V.Morganson *
Rudeness and Incivility in the Workplace--J.Fritz * The Narcissistic Personality and Organizational Relationships; A.Furnham * The Dark Side: Relationships with Psychopaths at Work--G.Birch& I.McCormick