February 14, 2017
Best Friends At Work? With Or Without Benefits, It’s None Of The Company’s Business
It should not be surprising that people find many of their friends, their best friends, their girlfriends, their boyfriends, and even their spouses at work. Take such social creatures and put them in the same building for most of their waking hours and it’s bound to happen.
What’s surprising is how much employee engagement initiatives have presumed to ask about these very personal relationships in order to leverage them for profit. It’s intrusive, if not flat-out creepy.
My latest column for Forbes shares the latest stats and studies on a practice that needs to end.