11 NH dark side research

By Diana Woodburn | May 11, 2021 |

Close and strong business relationships potentially have many positive effects. However, researchers Nima Hierati and Yumen Zhang of Queen Mary University London identified the possibility of forces of destruction building below the surface. This short report on their pilot study revealed alarming developments such as risky reductions in partners’ monitoring and safeguarding activities, and the dangers of growing ‘group- think’. Furthermore, dark side effects may not be isolated – they can spread from one business relationship to other relationships. Awareness of the issue is half the battle. The research plans to dig deeper into the phenomenon, so look out for the full report.

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