Sub-theme 22: Bridging the Space between Us: Exploring Connection and Disconnection in Workplace Relationships

Jennifer Petriglieri, INSEAD, France
Brianna Barker Caza, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Lakshmi Ramarajan, Harvard Business School, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Relationships at Work Large Group
Chair: Jennifer Petriglieri
Preeti Varma, Spencer Harrison and Kevin Corley
Curating passion: Examining the social confluence of individual and organizational passion
Maddalena Gambirasio, Giuseppe Scaratti and Silvia Ivaldi
The relationship as a possibility of organizational learning in pandemic emergency management: study of 10 intensive therapies in entral-northern Italy
Sanaz Mobasseri, Robin Ely and Charles Chu
Defending White hegemonic masculinity: A test of the projective identification hypothesis
Maya Rossignac-Milon, Wen Wu and Sandra Matz
Merged minds: Daily shared reality between colleagues predicts prosocial behavior, work meaningfulness, and job performance
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Connecting in the New World of Work - Room: Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Chair: Lakshmi Ramarajan
Eleni Papaoikonomou, José Ignacio Sánchez Vergara, Matias Carlos Ginieis Iribarren and Matías Ginieis
‘We’ instead of ‘I’ in the coworking space: How community is strategically built in coworking spaces and the role of events
Erin Reid, Brianna Barker Caza, Brittany K. Lambert, Steven Granger, Susan Ashford, Elizabeth Trinh and Jordan Fekete
Relational infrastructures and well-being in the gig economy: How gig workers build social and parasocial interaction ritual chains
Kevin Rockmann, Maïlys George, Christopher Myers, Namrata Sandhu and Allison Gabriel
Seething at home? How being remote from one another shapes coworker relationships on a daily basis
Kriti Gupta, Shuchi Sinha and Kanika Bhal
Exploring the virtual world of work: Is (dis)connection due to incivility different from the physical world of work?
Parallel Stream B: Close Relationships - Room: Magistero – Centrale – 0_CLA28
Chair: Jennifer Petriglieri
Lidiia Pletneva
From grieving to building more meaningful relationships: How personal grief-inducing events affect work identity
Nele Dael, Alyson Meister, Sherry Thatcher and Marianne Schmid Mast
The effect of mental health disclosure by leaders on employee perceptions
Emily D. Heaphy and Emily Poulton
Taking a chance on love: Dynamics of attraction and risk in the development of workplace romances
Andrea Dittmann and Kyle Horstead Dobson
The Illusion of Rapport: How Coercive Power Disparities Undermine Swift Trust
Neal Jha and Jochen M. Reb
So close yet so far and so far yet so close: How relational closeness shapes communication effectiveness
Ana Alacovska, Thilde Langevang and Sela Kodjo Adjei
The enmeshment of gig work in relational infrastructures: managing the mesh/mess of work and life
Session III: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Challenging Workplace Relationships - Room: Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Chair: Brianna Caza
Alaina Segura, Hilary Hoyt Hendricks, Julia Lee Cunningham, Nathan Meikle and Jordan Nye
“I see you as a person first”: Enacting person-centered rituals as a palliative for alienation at work
Stephanie Creary, Brianna Barker Caza, Arran Caza, Hise Gibson and Brook Jiang
(Not) your average G.I. Joe: How male managers in a White male-dominated organization support racial minority men’s career advancement
Audrey Holm
Relational projectivity in the face of impossible occupational mandates: The case of U.S. reentry counselors
Sargam Garg
Evolving employee-employer relationship: Understanding the boomerang phenomenon
John Paul Stephens and Mercedes McBride
Toward the microfoundations of interorganizational coordination: The experience of artifacts as a coordination mechanism amid pervasive conflict
Parallel Stream B: Novel Forms of Relating - Room: Magistero – Centrale – 0_CLA28
Chair: Lakshmi Ramarajan
Bobbi Thomason, Lindsey Cameron and Lindsey D. Cameron
Getting from Lagos to Cape Town via San Francisco: How Uber drivers experience global connections and global belonging
Gianpiero Petriglieri
Rooting mobility: How nomadic professionals craft grounded leader identities
Chiara Trombini, Winnie Jiang and Zoe Kinias
Receiving social support motivates proximal and distant prosocial behaviors
Shiya Wang, Alexandra C. Feldberg and Debra Rowcroft
“The moms were incredible.” The gendered ways that new working arrangements affect parents’ workplace relationships
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Leader Relationships
Chair: Brianna Caza
Franz Strich, Anne-Sophie Mayer, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim and Marina Fiedler
From interactions to relationships: How algorithmic technologies change the quality of workplace connections
Olivia A. O'Neill, Arianna Beetz and Arianna Beetz
When distance makes the heart grow fonder: Relationship imprinting and its implications for emotions, culture, and careers
Tianna Barnes
A sense of belonging: How newcomer-leader dissimilarity threatens the expression of newcomer proactive personality
Zahira Jaser and Blake Ashforth
Building bridges when times get tough: tales of bounded authenticity during layoffs
Session V: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Friendships at Work
Chair: Lakshmi Ramarajan
Grace Cormier, Julianna Pillemer, Maya Rossignac-Milon, Michael Norton and Nancy P. Rothbard
Work spouses: Relational benefits, social costs
Annika Lübben
Creating space for meaningful connections and friendships in the post-pandemic era of remote work and home offices
Alexander R. Bolinger, Ritesh Yadav and Joshua Luker
Good friends in adverse places: Finding close confidants in bad workplaces
Session VI: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Relationships at Work - Room: Magistero – PS – 1_4B
Chair: Brianna Caza
Elizabeth Sheprow
Challenging touch as taboo: How workers enact, experience, and make meaning out of touch
Shannon L. Sciarappa and Gabriel Sala
Ambiguous loss in professional relationships
Derin Kent and Gloria Kutscher
Relational boundary management in confined work settings
Judy Clair, Muhammad Amir Hamza Khan and Beth Schinoff
Blood in the operating room: Cross-occupational relational tensions between anesthesiologists and surgeons
Jennifer A. Wiseman and Jared M. Poole
Everyday people, rare relationships: Cross-race, cross-gender dyadic work relationships
Parallel Stream B: Connections and Disconnections - Room: Magistero – PS – 1_2B
Chair: Lakshmi Ramarajan
Marie Arnbak-Hartzberg, Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen and Tanja Kirkegaard
Organizing for the ‘good atmosphere’: Collegial emotional work for collective coping in high-performance environments
Sarah Wright and Parisa Dashtipour
Work, precarity and the neoliberal spirit of loneliness
Giuseppe Ceci, Michela Iannotta and Mauro Gatti
Workplace “re-styling” to create meaningful relationships in the post-covid-19 era. A case study in the Italian energy industry
Olivia A. O'Neill and Hooria Jazaieri
Organizational cultures of gratitude
Sally Maitlis
Managing the boundaries between pain and profession: A study of senior leaders with depression and anxiety
Annette Clancy
Defending against reflection: A psychoanalytic study of positive engagement in the workplace
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – PS – 1_4B
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Session VIII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, Magistero – PS – 1_4B
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