In This Issue:
- Why should office romances concern your business?
- Non-Fraternisation Policies
- The thinning line between work and private life
- Taking "Reasonable Steps"
Have you ever wondered why Valentine's Day is not recognized as a public holiday? If you believe some studies on romance in the Noughties, maybe it's because the office is one of the few places where people still find love these days.
In a study by Dr Geoff Carter of Griffith University which surveyed 18 to 40 year-old workers, a remarkable 8 out of 10 workers said that they had been involved in a workplace romance. Some sociologists put the prevalence of workplace romance down to a change in community behaviour. Traditional social interactions at church, sporting events, and hobby and other community-based meetings is waning. Instead, we are spending more time surfing the internet and working in the office. For many employees, an awkward conversation whilst loading a coffee pod into the office Nespresso machine or a stray emoticon in an otherwise innocuous email may be one of the few opportunities to find romance. ;-)
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