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Stick Together

For Gen Yers, birds of a feather truly do flock together. As the group migrates into the work force and baby boomers retire, more companies are seeing the benefits of hiring groups of Gen Y friends.

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This story appears in the March 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

According to a recent survey by staffing company Accountemps, 57 percent of executives say office productivity increases when co-workers are friends outside of work.

"This generation is tremendously team-focused," says Mitchell Kusy, a professor at the leadership Ph.D. program at Antioch University and co-author of Manager's Desktop Consultant. "And their focus and loyalty is with friends and family."

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