Workplace relationships stay strong in economic downturn
While the recession has been tough on U.S. workers in a variety of ways, it hasn’t damaged relationships in the workplace. A new survey reveals that 87 percent of professionals have good relationships with their bosses, and 95 percent get along well with their coworkers. The results of the survey, developed by the financial staffing firm Accountemps, were approximately the same as those in 2005, when the economy was much healthier. “People make work relationships a priority in good times and bad,” says Katherine Spencer Lee, a district president for Robert Half International, the parent company of Accountemps. “In the current economy, we see people pulling together, empathizing with the work and personal challenges their colleagues are facing, and doing what they can to help.” Read the full article.