The increase of frequency and complexity of social exchanges among different subjects and more uncertainty in rules, makes living together an issue assuming an ever-growing importance in recent literature from different disciplines. This contribution is the first study of a larger research and aims to highlight how people experience living together in work environments (organization level) and in a wider social setting (society level). Through an open-question questionnaire administered to a sample of 2721 subjects, free associations about convivence and its criticalities have been studied for each level. The content analysis of the corpus of answers so obtained, yields three main clusters about representations of living together process and three main clusters about its difficulties, in organizational and social relationships.
Keywords: Living together, convivence representations, content analysis.