January 2, 2012

romance at the office

What a hot topic we have here today! Do you think it's a good idea to get romantically involved with someone from work? I'm sure there is no way to completely avoid it as we spend the biggest parts of our day with our co-workers, but what are the effects it can have on your career growth?

So many people, so many different opinions - let's have a look at a few of them:

You are certainly not breaking any laws by getting romantically involved with someone at work, but it's important to calculate whether it is worth the risk. If you do fall in love with someone at work, there are many ways to go about it in a professional manner.

The one thing I would always try to keep in mind is how a romantic relationship at work will affect my personal/professional brand:
  • Does it look like I am giving my partner preferential treatment?
  • Are we known for our public displays of affection and advances around the office?
  • Are we creating the impression that we bring our personal problems to work everyday?
  • Does tension or friction between us affect how well our team works together?
What are your thoughts?? Yay or Nay?

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