1.1 Background of the Study
The secretary is defined by 20th Century Dictionary as “one who is employed to write or transact business for another”.
The role of the secretary has changed with advent of civilization and word processing equipment.
The role played by a secretary in an organization is beyond writing for the employer.
A secretary is expected to handle minor issue of an organization.
When the employer is away from he office, the secretary is the one that takes care of the office on behalf of the boss. He/she will be responsible for the handling of matters, such as handling mails (internals and external), telephone calls and the welcoming of visitors to the office. In view of this there can be ineffective administration in an organization if there is immoral relationship between the secretary and her boss. This is because the familiarities between them make the secretary to take her job lightly. The official relationship is referred to the duties to the that are expected to be performed buy the secretary and her boss in connection with each other, while the social relationship means illicit affair that exist between the two. The main purpose of the research work is to identify the ways in which the relationship affects the nature of their work.
1.2 Statement of Problem
It is a common belief that we have more female secretaries both in the private and public services and because of the closeness between the secretaries and their immediate bosses, there tends to be some illicit affairs, which may affect the performance of their work.
Therefore the researchers wish ton determine how social relationship between the secretary and her boss conflicts with their official and formal relationship.
1.3 Research Questions
The aim of this research project is to find out the impact which the relationship between a secretary and her boss has in an organization and home. To find out these impacts the following research questions will be sued.
1. Does intimate personal relationship between the secretary and her boss undermine the boss’s authority ion the organization?
2. How far is it true that secretaries who keep late office hours are suspected of having immoral dealing with their bosses?
3. Is it true that illicit affair between a secretary and his/her boss can create room the leakage of important office secret?
4. Can the close relationship between the secretary and her boss lead to disorder in the office?
1.4 Significance of Study
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are responsible for the social relationship that normally exists between the secretaries and their bosses and its affect on the performance of their official duties.
1.5 Scope of Study
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