Advancing your career depends on gaining the trust of others, and while nothing creates trust better than friendships between colleagues, the workplace presents unique challenges for these relationships.
A recent study, explored here, reveals which personality traits are the best fit for creating trust in different friendship network configurations.
RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge
RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge

This article draws its inspiration from the paper When Brokerage between Friendship Cliques Endangers Trust: A Personality-Network Fit Perspective, written by Stefano Tasselli and Martin Kilduff. Published online in the Academy of Management Journal, July 21, 2017 and now in press. DOI:

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Tasselli, S., & Kilduff, M. (2018). Why trust in the workplace matters and how to cultivate it. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 33(1), 11–13. Retrieved from