Pros and cons of team friendship: what you need to know

By SSPDaily editionFeb 7, 2024 19:03 PMLife
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SSPDaily talked about the advantages and disadvantages of team friendship. Find out whether it is worth having close relationships in the team.

Benefits of friendship at work

  • Better support

When team members are friends, they are more likely to offer help and help each other out when needed.

  • Better communication

Friendship allows team members to feel more comfortable expressing their thoughts and ideas. This open communication fosters creativity and collaboration, which leads to better decisions and results.

  • A stronger bond

Team friendships help create a stronger bond between team members. When employees genuinely love and care about each other, they feel a sense of camaraderie and unity.

Disadvantages of friendship at work

  • Groupthink.

When team members are too close and strongly connected to each other, they may be less inclined to challenge each other's ideas or think critically

  • Favoritism

When some team members are friends, there's a chance of biased treatment or unfair distribution of tasks and rewards. This can create an unhealthy work environment and generate resentment among team members.

  • Conflict resolution

While friendships promote open communication, they can make conflict resolution more difficult. When team members are friends, they may avoid resolving conflicts or providing honest feedback in order to avoid damaging the friendship.

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