Company policy on dating coworkers
Families become friends through their work connection.These relationships make sense because the commonalities that coworkers share such as proximity, shared interests, age, children, and similar incomes, encourage friendships.You could list a ton of reasons why they make your day every single day, but there are a few specific ways they keep you from handing in your two-weeks notice: It’s true.You spend your entire day (or night) with them, and you hear about each and every day of their lives. Sometimes you’re even together when you’re not at work.The fact of the matter is that office dating is very common, and is generally well-accepted.As long as you are polite and respectful when you ask your coworker out, and so long as you can both keep your workplace relationship professional, you should have nothing to worry about.Acting Professionally Setting Social Limits Contemplating Your Feelings Dealing With Your Feelings in a Healthy Way Community Q&A You feel your heart beat a little faster when a certain coworker walks your way.You laugh more heartily at their jokes and find them irresistibly fascinating.
He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.
Employee oriented, forward thinking workplaces recognize that one of the places that employees meet their eventual spouse or partner is at work.
Workplace friendships flow naturally into personal lives.
As the old saying goes "you don't dip your pen in the company ink." In other words, you shouldn't get into a dating or sexual relationship with a co-worker.
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.As with any policy, develop the policy for the good of the working relationships in a whole group of employees.