Actors allocating resources to recipients are not isolated from each other. Not only do actors have a relationship with recipients, but also with other actors as well as observers. The mutual relationship between actors and between actors and recipients shapes the allocation process. If two actors have a good relationship with each other, they will probably develop or have the same opinion about how to divide resources. A boss planning to advise a subordinate on a task may take into account how other bosses would tackle the issue. In meetings with the boss, colleagues suggest that advising is only allowed in exceptional cases because of the possible envy it raises in co-workers. An actor may think this over before giving advice. It is likely that actors compare their allocation beliefs and behaviors and tune them in with those of other relevant actors.