Can Workplace Friendships Hurt Your Career?

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Your workplace would be a lonely world without friends–but could your friends actually be hurting your career?

“Workplace friendships can be a double-edged sword,” says Irene Levine, a professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and author of “Whether they are good or bad depends on the individuals and their roles. While relationships with colleagues can enhance creativity and job satisfaction, they should be approached with some caution. Some friendships fall apart and can make it very difficult to face your ex-friend each time you pass in the hall.”

To find out how to handle workplace friendships, read the full article here.

Originally published on, by Kaitlin Madden.

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