Work Place Relationships

By: D'Andria Wilkinson

Media & it's affects on Relationships in Work!

Media has many positive and negative affects on relationships in work related settings. A few pros: you're able to promote business from multiple platforms and connecting with the world at the same time. However there are some down falls with media as well; for insist workers may abuse the fact that they can access their phones, which in some cases can lead to decreasing work efficiency level.

“A benefit of social media in the workplace is that it can be utilized as a public relations tool for companies. Allowing employees to access social media profiles online during work hours can be a distraction” (Swain, K)

Rights & Responsibilities in work related areas

Rights and responsibilities can affect work relationships because there are some cases where either rights or responsibilities are not being met. For example:

  • employees with the same position are being paid different wages
  • employees are working without pay because they come from a different ethnic group
  • employees are paid different wages based off their gender

Evidence: "Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability. Every person who is an employee has a right to freedom from harassment in the workplace by the employer or agent of the employer or by another employee because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Domestic Violence within a Work Setting Relationship

Domestic violence should never be justified weather it is a man hitting a girl

or a girl hitting a man; both sex should never use violence as a form

to solve any problems with one another. If domestic violence occurs in work you

should report right away. Domestic violence can affect

relationships because people may not believe the victim making

it harder for the victim to speak about incident and feeling safe.


Technology has a up side when it comes to building relationships at work, more on there are a few cons to using technology. One pro about using technology you can build relationships inside work easier with others, if in need you could send a text & someone could come help, you make new friends etc. However with pros there's always cons; some cons are: with technology you minimize face to face communication which makes situation awkward when meeting in person

employees communicate through

technology/social media, which is

good but can affect relations w/

co-workers because there is no

human interaction only behind a screen" (Ramey, 2013)

Work Cited

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