Millennials more likely than boomers to form close bonds with co-workers: poll

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Life in the workplace is very different for millennials compared to the outgoing baby boomers, a new survey shows.

Millennials are more likely to make friends with people at work, and consider work an extension of their lives, according to the new LinkdIn poll.

LinkdIn spokeswoman Kathleen Kahlon said the survey suggests millennials socialize with their co-workers outside of work hours far more often, whether that's simply sending e-mails or texts or going out for drinks.

"For baby boomers, there's more a distinction between work-life," she said.

But just as quickly as friendships are formed, they can be sacrificed, with 68% of millennials saying they'd end a friendship for a promotion, while 58% of boomers would never even consider it.

Kahlon said knowing there are differences between the way the two generations approach work is important for managers, so they can make adjustments in the workplace if necessary.



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