Senior leaders encouraged office relationships, romances, flings, and dating with people from work.
Because if you were in the office, you were likely to get more work done than skipping out early to take your sweetie out on the town.
Thirty percent of those who’d dated a co-worker married them.
In a recent Career survey, 39 percent of respondents said they’d dated a co-worker .
I think this number is in fact higher based on the number of complaints, sexual harassment and investigations I’ve been involved in.
Shared interests and passions create chemistry, and long work nights create opportunities to get a bit cozier than what might feel appropriate during the day. Open floor plans and the presence of security cameras are making it harder for employees to commit the cardinal sin but do employers have a responsibility beyond this to prevent office affairs?
There is an inherent conflict between coherent office management and sexual relations.
Sex is generally considered a private topic, and romance has its own potential for drama, Scher says.
In fact, 37 percent of employees report they have been involved with a co-worker romantically and a surprising 12 percent admit to making love while at work. In fact, it’s practically inevitable that, sooner or later, two of your employees will get together and start a relationship.