People are inherently social. At work, employees interact with their supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, and clients/customers to get work done. Outside of work, employees have partners/spouses, children and other family as well as friends. Social interactions at home can influence employees’ experiences at work and vice versa. Sometimes, work and nonwork relationships and interactions overlap, for example coworkers who become friends outside of work.
My research is anchored around studying employees’ social interactions and relationships at work and outside of work within 3 primary streams: (1) work-nonwork interface and well-being, (2) organizational justice, and (3) leadership.
In this 30-second video produced by the Krannert School of Management, I summarize my research and my dissertation on coworker friendship: