Relationships at Work: Toward a Multidimensional Conceptualization of Dyadic Work Relationships
Abbreviated Journal Title
work relationships; relationship dimensions; dyadic interactions; interpersonal behavior; LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE; PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT; SOCIAL-EXCHANGE; PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT; RELATIONSHIP CONTEXT; RELATIONSHIP QUALITY; POLITICAL SKILL; TRUST; PERFORMANCE; BEHAVIOR; Business; Psychology, Applied; Management
Work relationships have come to form the very foundation of organizations and the contemporary embodiment of how most work gets accomplished, and there has been increased scholarly interest in this area. Although research has investigated the nature of high-quality and low-quality work relationships, few attempts have taken that next important step in more precisely articulating the actual dimensions that underlie work relationships, how they relate to one another, and how, as contextual background, they frame and influence organizational phenomena. In an effort to help address this gap in our understanding of relationships at work, this study briefly reviews the relevant literature on work relationships, extracting what is currently known about the specific aspects or underlying dimensions of such relationships. Then, the authors introduce an integrative multidimensional conceptualization of dyadic work relationships, which specifies the critical foundational dimensions and processes, and discusses the implications for future theory and research.
Journal of Management
"Relationships at Work: Toward a Multidimensional Conceptualization of Dyadic Work Relationships" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1526.