Is the Party Over? The Unintended Consequences of Office Social Events
On: 04/01/2013 Views: 50
The office holiday party, the company softball league and the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles away are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace, ostensibly meant to help us form and maintain close relationships with our colleagues. But according to new research coauthored by Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard, while these seemingly innocuous teambuilding activities can yield positive results in some cases, they also can have unintended consequences for members of racially diverse teams.