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Paradigm Shift: How Friendships Are Reshaping Organizational Culture

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Some millennial friends of mine worked as senior leaders in an international development agency. In a surprise move, they shifted back to their hometown to take over a small local work.

More surprisingly, two other couples followed them to live and work with their friends.

Organizational culture faces a paradigm shift as friendship takes precedence in the workplace.

Millennials expect friends in work and work with friends.

Workplaces who create space for — and strengthen — friendships will succeed in retaining millennials.

Workplaces without the potential for friendship will see millennials shift to a new role.

Whether it’s FOMO or just relational ease, friendships are now a currency in the workplace.

Can millennials in your workplace create friendships?

Are your employees or volunteers leaving because the ability to have friends at work is missing?