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What Do You Do If Your Boss Asks to Be Friends on Facebook?

Japanese behavior online

Source: Sanno University (Conducted among 421 newly hired men and women in April, 2018)

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When newly hired company employees who utilize social media were asked how they would feel if their boss requested to become a friend, 42.5% replied they would be unhappy. With females in particular that response reached nearly 60%. In a separate survey, newly hired workers were asked to name the highest rank or position in the company to which they aspired. Only 11.9% gave “president,” the lowest figure since 1990. On the other hand, the title of “division head” garnered 23.2%, the highest figure ever. It would appear that overall, young people’s ambition to ascend to the very top of corporate management has declined.

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