We all know one way of motivating staff is building friendships. So how does one be a boss and friend? First up, treat everyone as equally as possible. Next, be honest and direct as you would with a friend. Ensure that all voices are heard, remembering it’s a manager’s job to bring out the best in every team member. Lastly, try to avoid connecting with staff on social media, it allows them some privacy and will keep your relationship on a friendly, professional level.