Friendships at Work
So you're friends with a co-worker and your boss isn't too happy about it. Who is wrong and who is right? Is it okay to maintain friendships at work? Getting Ethics to Work's resident ethicist Andy Cullison and producer Kate Berry discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of making friends at work. On this episode and every episode, we dig into complicated stories from the workplace and discuss the underlying moral problems these cases bring up. Have a workplace dilemma you need some help with? Send your story to our producer Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org. For this episode’s transcript, click here.
Shownotes:Aristotle’s Categories of Friendship:
- Level 1) Grounded in utility: mutual usefulness.
- Level 2) Grounded in pleasure or delight: mutual fun.
- Level 3) Grounded in virtue: mutual improvement.
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Cullison, Andy and Berry, Kate, "Friendships at Work" (2020). Getting Ethics to Work Podcast. 5.