The issue of “buddy to boss” might not be as black and white as you might think.
Conventional management and HR 101 wisdom would tell you it’s absolutely OK.
Believe me, this isn’t just a question brand new managers struggle with (and most of them do).
It’s an issue a lot of experienced managers are questioned about as well, and many of them don’t think it’s a problem at all.
However, in the real world of work, emotions and relationships can’t be governed by policy. For some, it’s just hard to meet new people, and after-work-socializing functions provide an easy way to do that.For others, at an after-work-event for the first time they see a relaxed, funny, or witty side of a coworker that suddenly makes that person attractive.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Chelsea’s problems in the title race will begin when Antonio Conte is forced to rotate Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.Chelsea could go six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win over Sunderland on Wednesday evening.