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How to maintain boundaries with workplace friendships

Friendship among co-workers is common, but here are guidelines to keep the relationship professional

We spend at least eight hours a day, five days a week, with our colleagues. We rely on each other to complete job-related tasks, share morning coffee and even the occasional gossip. Some of our colleagues even become friends, so it is not uncommon to spend more time with them outside of work. However, what if that colleague supervises you, or you supervise them? In other words, should a boss be friends with his or her employees?

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