Promotion means friendships have to be parked at the door

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2001

Image is everything. That’s why newly promoted managers have to manage their reputation in front of their employees before, during and after hours, says Fiorella Callocchia, principal of consulting firm HR Impact. In particular, new mangers must be careful when it comes to workplace friendships.

“Park the friendships at the door, don’t make it a high-profile thing.”

If a manager is seen “chatting it up” with a particular employee, assumptions of special treatment will surface, Callocchia says.