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This week’s Dr. Woody ‘Up/Down’ results are in!

April 29, 2011

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Are you friends with coworkers on Facebook?

There were 328 responses to this week’s up/down, and most of you said “No!”


41.8% (137)


58.5% (192)

As the economy struggles to recover, companies are learning to operate leaner and meaner. This means less people are doing more work. So, it’s no surprise that Americans are spending more time with coworkers than with friends and even family. When you spend a lot of time with people, you naturally start to form close bonds. The key is managing the extent of these bonds and knowing where to draw the boundaries between work and personal life.  A couple tips to keep in mind:

  • Don’t be afraid to keep your Facebook personal. When you start to invite coworkers it becomes tough to draw the line at where to stop. It’s OK to tell coworkers that your Facebook is purely for personal non-work use.
  • For those nearly 42% that are friends with coworkers, be sure to manage your privacy settings. A lot of people get on Facebook at work and the last thing you want is one of your coworker friends pulling-up and sharing your weekend party pictures with other coworkers!

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