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Work Relationships

Full-time employees spend the majority of their waking hours at work or completing work-related tasks. As such, most individuals have numerous work relationships, or influential connections and affiliations within the workplace. These work relationships are impacted by a myriad of variables including individual characteristics (e.g., gender, personality, attitude, personal life), job-related responsibilities and stress, work environment, other employees’ personal characteristics, and duration at one’s current position, among others. Work relationships can impact an individual’s satisfaction within the workplace, the home environment, and familial relationships. Clinically, therapists will benefit from an awareness and acknowledgment of the influence of work relationships on home and family life. A clinical approach to addressing work relationships should focus on each individual’s experience both inside and outside of the workplace. Increasing ...

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