Problematic Relationships in the Workplace

by Janie M. Harden Fritz (Volume editor) Becky L. Omdahl (Volume editor)
Textbook 322 Pages


This seminal work on relationships in the workplace explores how problematic workplace relationships are conceptualized, the ways in which they impact people, and explores the recommended approaches to increasing health and wellness in organizations. Scholars from rhetorical, social scientific, constructivist, and critical perspectives offer a rich array of analyses and original studies of value to other scholars, advanced students, and practitioners.


ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 322 pp.

Biographical notes

Janie M. Harden Fritz (Volume editor) Becky L. Omdahl (Volume editor)

The Editors: Janie M. Harden Fritz is Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. Dr. Harden Fritz conducts research on communication processes that connect, sever, and restore the ties that bind individuals to the institutions of which they are a part. Her work has been published in Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and elsewhere. Becky L. Omdahl is Professor in the Department of Communication, Writing, and the Arts at Metropolitan State University. Her research interests include the reception, management, and communication of emotion in interpersonal and organizational contexts, empathy, stress, and burnout. Her articles appear in such journals as Communication Monographs and Journal of Advanced Nursing, and she authored Cognitive Appraisal, Emotion, and Empathy (1995).


Title: Problematic Relationships in the Workplace