I received an email from this Assistant Professor doing research on why people stay with a company and what role friendships play. Looks like an interesting study, so I am sharing it in case any of you would like to participate. The details and instructions are below. Looks like the it will take just a minute or two to participate. Martin said he would share the results of his research, so I can share them with you.
I’m looking for various ways to get people to participate in my research about friendships at work and I’m checking to see if you would consider mentioning my research request on your blog.
I am interested in researching the idea that some people may be loyal to the organization in which they work and intend to stay with the company because, at least in part, they have important friendships with their colleagues. Alternatively, some people may be less loyal or may want to leave an organization because of poor relationships with co-workers.
I am asking people to take a few moments to think about how they feel about their colleagues in their current or previous workplaces and to reflect on whether friendships or lack of friendships with colleagues affected their commitment to the organization and desire to remain with the company.
People can write to tell me their thoughts about the following questions – Why do they think these relationships have been important, or not, to their decision to stay with or leave an organization in which they have worked or are working? To what extent have these relationships affected their loyalty to the company?
To provide comments on the subject, please go to the following web page
www.riskstrategy.org/surveyfriendsatwork.html and write comments in the box provided.
Martin L. Martens, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor – Management Department
The John Molson School of Business