Singaporeans value workplace ties, younger workers draw fewer boundaries: Study

SINGAPORE - While most Singaporeans value workplace relationships, younger workers here share more with their colleagues, a study of more than 1,000 workers here by business networking site LinkedIn has found.

Some 40.9 per cent of millennials - aged 18 to 24 - said they would discuss their salaries with co-workers, compared to 18.4 per cent for baby boomers, defined as those aged between 55 to 65. Six out of 10 respondents also said they have a colleague who looks out for them at work, higher than the global average of 48.9 per cent.

But more than half of the respondents also said they would consider sacrificing friendships for a promotion, while some 41 per cent of millennials said they socialised with an ulterior motive - to move up the career leader.

The survey took in responses from 11,500 full-time professionals aged between 18 and 65, from 14 countries, including the United States, India, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Brazil and Indonesia.