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Dealing With Cliques at Work

If you think that cliques are a thing of your past or your biggest high school nightmare, you couldn't be more wrong. According to some surveys, nearly 43% of employees form cliques, a tightly knit...


If you think that cliques are a thing of your past or your biggest high school nightmare, you couldn't be more wrong. According to some surveys, nearly 43% of employees form cliques, a tightly knit group of people who socialize inside and outside the office while excluding others.

Even though many companies insist on teamwork, cliques can be detrimental to employee morale and cause workplace bullying. People may feel left out or less important, which is bad for business.

Let's see how to deal with cliques at work and if there is a way to avoid such behavior.

WHAT IS A CLIQUE?

Based on multiple dictionary explanations, a clique is a small, close-knit group of individuals who doesn't allow others to join in. They have their inner circle of people held together by common purposes, views, and interests.

CLIQUES IN THE WORKPLACE

Workplace cliques are a group of colleagues who frequently socialize inside and outside of the office. They share common interests, discuss what they like to do ...