Affinity-Seeking Strategies and Open Communication in Peer Workplace Relationships

@article{Gordon2009AffinitySeekingSA,
  title={Affinity-Seeking Strategies and Open Communication in Peer Workplace Relationships},
  author={Jason M. Gordon and Rosanne L. Hartman},
  journal={Atlantic Journal of Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={115 - 125}
}
This study examines peer relationships in the workplace in relation to open communication and the use of affinity-seeking strategies. Findings indicate that special peers use affinity-seeking strategies significantly more often than do informational peers but not significantly more often than collegial peers. Open communication strategies are used significantly more often by special peers than informational peers. Discussion includes why these concepts are critical to understanding friendships… Expand
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