Holivet Nazarene University surveyed 3,000 people regarding 14 different factors of familiarity in order to better understand the personal-professional boundaries in the modern workforce. The study looks at what constitutes closeness to how men and women relate differently with their managers.
According to the study, the most common point of connection is quite conversational. Some 68-percent of men and women employees have their boss’s personal phone number, making it the number one indicator of familiarity. Following swapping digits, one in three respondents say they feel comfortable enough to ask their boss for advice on personal issues (29%). And a similar percentage (29%) say their boss has come to them seeking advice on personal issues.
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