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We spend a lot of our time at work even more so than with our friends or even family, so our professional lives are actually much more personal. When our work lives (communication and relationships) are satisfying, we achieve more professionally and feel happier at home. Workplace relationships differ along 3 dimensions: status, intimacy, and choice. most organizations are structured hierarchically in terms of position and power relationships vary with intimacy: can be professional (strictly workplace concerns) to deeply personal workplace relationships are defined by choice - the degree to which participants willingly engage in them Workplace Culture Organizational culture: organizations have culture that include unique traditions, values and distinct beliefs regarding how things are done and how people believe. workplace rules: written down or clearly verbally communicated guidelines about behavior. Example: Employee conduct handbook workplace values: beliefs people share about work performance, dedication to the organisation, coworker relationships. Example: Corporate responsibility to the environment workplace norms: guidelines governing appropriate interpersonal communication and relationships. Example: how informal are you allowed to be vs following authority workplace artifacts: the objects and structure that define the organization. Example: physical layout (offices or cubicles) or dress
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