The Importance of Creating Boundaries in the Workplace


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You and your coworker had a disagreement about a personal matter outside of the office. When it comes to workplace friendships, which one of the following statements would be a way of reinforcing and restating an appropriate boundary?

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1. Which of the following is a reason why you might want to set workplace boundaries concerning romantic or sexual relationships at work? Choose the best answer.

2. A colleague shares some very graphic details about a romantic evening with a partner. You are not interested in hearing this information. Which of the following would be the most appropriate and effective response when setting up a communication boundary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment is designed to quickly determine your level of understanding about workplace relationships and the importance of setting boundaries. You will be quizzed on how specific situations should be handled and how boundaries should be set.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you should be prepared to:

  • Select a statement that would reflect a way of reinforcing and restating a boundary
  • Explain why workplace boundaries concerning romantic or sexual relationships should be set
  • Note an effective way to set up a boundary regarding the sharing of personal information
  • Detail how to respond to and set a boundary for a co-worker who sends inappropriate emails
  • Describe what you should do to avoid being exploited or taken advantage of when setting boundaries

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how to reinforce and restate a workplace boundary
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why boundaries in the workplace need to be set for romantic or sexual relationships and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the avoidance of exploitation when setting boundaries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about responses and boundaries you can use for the sharing of inappropriate personal information and emails

Additional Learning

Further study of this subject can be accomplished by reviewing the lesson titled The Importance of Creating Boundaries in the Workplace. You will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • The results of creating and maintaining appropriate boundaries in the workplace
  • Which two types of relationships tend to develop in the workplace
  • Why most supervisors appreciate frankness and assertiveness when it comes to setting boundaries
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