Companies need a practical approach to dealing with modern views toward inter-office relationships, and the fallout from them that can ensue.Whether the question is “want to get a drink after work” or a more modern crude expression, we recommend the following step-by-step approach from the initial ask and response: Step One – Get With the Times: By no means do we intend this article to encourage workplace romances, as they are a huge distraction to both the participants and third-party co-workers who spend valuable time gossiping and spreading rumors, while feeling dissatisfied and distrustful of the lovebirds.
Co worker dating contract
From out and out prohibition, to managers who look the other way when there’s an occasional “cuddle-n-kiss” in the supply closet, the risk of liability for relationships at work is a real threat.
Despite company tactics to thwart liability, romance at work is not fading, but it is ever-present and growing stronger.
Workplace Options reported that 40 percent of younger workers wouldn’t have a problem dating a supervisor.
Workplace Options’ study results also showed that 57 percent of respondents would share their workplace romance with friends, other co-workers, and even on social media.
Of course, many circumstances may make individuals decide against disclosing their relationships, or entering into a love contract.