Related Research Interests
I study how individuals develop and maintain dyadic relationships at work. Sometimes those relationships are formal and assigned in task flows – with supervisors, peers, and customers. Other times the relationships are informal and discretionary, such as with feedback, challenging voice, and friendship. I am especially interested in features and events that potentially impede dyadic relationships, such as (the onset of) virtual work, changes in partner’s formal role, and demographic differences between actor and alter; and how we can mitigate their effects.