A place where people share a common interest, and spend most of their time, provides the perfect opportunity for love.While love can make one do crazy things An added complication is that one or both partners involved in a workplace romance may be married or in a relationship outside of the workplace.But here’s the thing: Whether or not there are policies forbidding them, office relationships happen.A recent survey by Career Builder found that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker.Many employers realize a blanket ban on employee dating is unnecessary and unworkable.And more and more organizations have a framework or policy for managing those relationships these days — almost three in four (72%), according to recent research from the Employment Law Alliance.When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.They grow in-depth relationships that deepen into romance.
Intermingling within the workplace may cause damages to morale and productivity in the workplace.
Does that really not impact the morale and working relationships of the other person?
) However, while technically you could implement a “no dating” policy and tell people that they need to pick their job or their significant other, that would be a pretty crappy thing to do to couples who have been together for 10 years when you didn’t say anything at the outset.
And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?
Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.