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Personal matters and business

Never mix business with personal mattersâ?"it just leads to damaged relationships, poor business decisions, or both." In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views.

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Lesikar, R. V., Flatley, M. E., & Rentz, K. (2008). Business communication: Making connections in a digital world (11th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

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This is a fair statement in situations where personal matters affect our ability to take logical decisions or in other words, affect our ability to take decisions emotionally rather than on a logical basis. For example, if a man or woman enters into relationship with a coworker or client, it can affect their ability to take business decisions in a logical manner because their ...

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Discusses the statement that personal matters should not be mixed with business.