Survey: Young staffers more likely to value workplace friendships

Researchers also found that millennials are far more likely than Baby Boomers to share personal details with co-workers.

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Censuswide and LinkedIn recently partnered to explore how friendships at work affect employees’ experiences and perspectives of their workplaces.

For their study, titled Relationships @Work, researchers surveyed more than 11,500 full-time professionals ages 18 to 65 in the U.S, Sweden, India, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, and the U.K.

What did they find? Forty-six percent of respondents said work friendships play a role in their overall happiness, and it’s clear from the research that the value placed on workplace friendships and the level of confidence (or how personal they were) vary significantly depending on the generation.

Millennials share details of their lives

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