Do we need friends at work? In today’s interconnected world, people are increasingly blending their work and personal lives and the implications of our work relationships go beyond organisational life. This study finds that work relationships not only help people to cope with problems, but also support development and enable employees to flourish.

Louisa Baczor

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Louisa Baczor, Research Adviser

Louisa joined the CIPD in February 2015 as a Research Associate, responsible for supporting work on developing the people management profession for the future. She gained experience studying the changing nature of the HR function during a Master’s at the University of Bath, with a research project on perceptions of the trustworthiness of HR. Louisa has an undergraduate degree in Psychology.