Social activities don’t always make co-workers closer

People who are racially similar to their co-workers benefit from more social interaction in the office ,according to researchers from The Ohio State University, Columbia Business School, and the Wharton School of Business.

But those who are in the minority do not feel closer to colleagues after participating in social activities, such as the work Christmas party.

The findings suggest companies should focus on work tasks rather than social functions to create close-knit teams.

Read more at The Ohio State University