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.
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.
A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.
Perhaps that makes sense given the amount of time we spend at work: In an office relationship, you can relate to the struggles someone faces from 9 to 5, says Brownlee.
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Intermingling within the workplace may cause damages to morale and productivity in the workplace.
Along with this, businesses and companies are still confused at whether or not they should interfere in the romantic relationship.
If they do choose to interfere, what department should be in control of handling the situation and what policies should be set if workplace romances do happen.
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.