Don’t expect instant success; these relationships are unique and a little trial and error may be necessary.Everyone has different emotional needs and your needs might be in conflict with someone else’s.The relationships outside that main relationship are all secondary, but they are acknowledged and there are no secrets.For others, every relationship is considered equals, so no one partner is considered more important than any other.There are those who want to know everything about every partner involved, the closed relationship, and open relationships, where you may not know some of the partners that the person you are involved with is connected to.
Some want to have a primary partner, one they treat like a spouse, who they share a house with, pay bills with, and spend the majority of their time with.
Another form of workplace friendships is the multiplex friendship.
These friendships involve having friendships both inside and outside of the workplace.
These goals may include feelings of belonging, affection, and intimacy.
Workplace friendships lead to more cohesive work groups, more satisfied and committed employees, greater productivity, greater goal attainment, and increased positive feelings about the organization; they can make enjoyable or unenjoyable tasks more pleasant and are a factor in preventing employee turnover.