Resources Guides 19.12.17

Love is in the air – workplace relationships

In the majority of situations, across the globe, people will spend more time with their work colleagues than their own family. Therefore it should come as no surprise that colleagues may become attracted to one another and start a relationship. Organisations may be concerned about the effect that any workplace relationships could have on their business; with a general assumption that they could negatively affect morale, communication and even productivity.

In extreme circumstances there could be claims, such as harassment, brought against the company. However, if organisations are willing to put in place
policies and processes to manage office relationships then they can actually improve output and office atmosphere…