Fliaster, Alexander
April 2011
People Management;Apr2011, p44
The article discusses the role of internal networks of friendship and collaboration in creativity and organizational success. Studies are cited which show that informal social ties are an effective medium for acquiring and encoding information and that friendships play a vital role for problem-solving in the organizational context. Reasons why the collaboration on the development of creative ideas and fostering peer-to-peer relationships among workers are important to human resources (HR) professionals are also addressed.


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