Purpose To assess your ability to: Identify the characteristics of friendships. Identify the characteristics of social relationships in the workplace. Identify the characteristics of intimate relationships. Identify alternatives to self-disclosure. Overview This assignment encourages you to consider both the benefits and challenges of maintaining friendships in the workplace. Action Items Identify three adults who work full-time, but that do NOT work with you. Interview each adult individually about his or her experiences with friendships and social relationships in the workplace. Specifically, ask about friendships with co-workers, superiors, and subordinates. Encourage interviewees to discuss both the benefits of those relationships and their challenges. Create a two to three page paper that provides an analysis of the interviews. Note: Be sure to incorporate concepts from the text and class discussions. Submission Instructions Submit this assignment using the Submit tool. Grading Criteria Content – relevance, accuracy, and depth: 30 points Effectiveness – writing style, appropriateness to purpose and audience, tone, flow/readability, clarity, organization, progression: 20 points Note that points will be deducted for failing to meet the requirements of error-free mechanics and format criteria.