At my job, Everyone hangs out with the boss, and puts her on fb. I think a boss is a boss not a friend. I also think adding your boss on fb is a mistake. Should a boss be a friend.
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What is a boss to youShould they be a friend
Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:22 AM
Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:41 AM
Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:56 AM
Tiger, I think it would depend on the two people.... I have worked with people who were my direct manager and we were very good friends...... but we had an understanding that most people don't have..... Number one he never told me to do anything..... period. But I never refused anything that he/she told me needed to be done or make happen.
As time went along and we went to self managing workgroups, they would just leave us email that such and such needed to happen and our workgroup with no one in charge made it happen..... Even in a huge corporation as Xerox was it made for a very pleasant work environment pertaining to company stuff........ Dealing with angry customers was a way different thing..... but we learned ways around that also.
The managers that ran roughshod over people didn't last long there..... Most of the people socialized with the management within our organization and it worked very well. However Xerox was very very selective about who they hired.
So it would just depend on the two people and the circumstances.
Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:43 AM
I would say no. I don't want my boss having access to anything in my personal life and he knows next to nothing about me outside the company. I don't discuss anything of a personal nature (family's names, occupations, religion, politics, etc.) at work, with anyone. You'd be amazed how much people divulge to relative strangers. I deactivated my FB account (not for that reason) but I wouldn't 'friend' him, or anyone I work with, if it was still active. Personal info can be used against you in a corporate culture. Best to keep a healthy distance with bosses and co-workers.
Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:28 PM
Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:41 AM
I think it depends on the people involved. I can see potential problems with it, but if people are comfortable with being friends with their boss, and having them as a fb friend, so be it.