A boss and an employee can never be friends; it’s an ultimate truth and has been backed by many renowned human resource professionals. If you think your boss is your friend, then you are sadly mistaken. There is no substantial weight in boss-employee friendship as both are poles apart. As said by Leland Stanford “The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account”. So, in a nutshell, as long as an employee is efficient, he will be praised by his boss; beyond that, there is void.
To maintain a healthy ambiance at the workplace, a boss must never become a friend to his employees. Such friendships may prove fatal to the company and in turn, repercussions will have to be borne by all employees and leaders. Here are seven reasons as to why a boss should never be friends with his employees: