Discuss the relationships that occur in business in the workplace. I am having difficulty progressing with this question.
Others have mentioned employer-employee relationships. There is also the coworker relationship. People have to try to get along with those they work with. If there is tension or friction in any of these relationships, it will damage productivity.
The relationship between worker and authority figure is one that can be discussed at length. As long as there has been any business or any work, there has been a dynamic that exists between "worker and boss." This can be explored in a variety of ways in examining the different philosophies of management. These paradigms offer different ways to fully grasp or to understand both the worker dynamic and the authority figure's set of dynamics. In assessing this relationship, it underscores some of the most basic elements of business and some of the most primary elements of the organization. In terms of examining this relationship, I think that you might be able to draw out how the modern setting views both realities, given the current economic crisis. It seems that both authority figures as well as workers are being hit hard in the current economic system, and this might have an impact on the basic dynamic of each.
You need to begin by thinking about who works in a workplace.
Usually there is the owner of the company. (This could be an individual, partners, shareholders, or another corporation).
Second there are managers. (These could be owners or other employees).
Then there are other employees. (These could be people that are laborers or people who deal directly with your customers).
Then there are the customers.
After you have the groups of people in a workplace, then you need to think about how these people interact. For example, in a large corporation the shareholders or even the CEO may never meet the customers or the lower level employees. A very interesting show that was on TV last year related to this had to do with bosses who went undercover and tried out working with people in the lowest levels of the companies they ran.
With co-workers in the same office there will be very different realationships than with employees who work on opposite sides of a building, state, or country.
I hope this helps you get your mind thinking about more relationships within a business organization.