Thus, relationships among co-workers have the chance of lasting because they have already skipped the awkward introductions and see that there is a possibility to have a lasting relationship (the reason that they have decided to pursue a relationship).
• Preventing dating could cause greater complications than allowing dating.
Though I already suspected they were more than friends, this was recently confirmed when I was with Anna in a meeting.
She left the table, leaving her phone in plain sight, and I saw a message from Alex that began with, “Hey babe, I’m so glad I got to spend the night with my lips against yours…” I noticed that she has since changed the privacy settings so that her texts don’t display on her phone, so maybe she realized that I’d seen it, and at the very least, I know it won’t happen again.
I worry that it could tarnish her reputation at work if people learn she engaged in an affair with a married man at her office, but is that really my place to say something? For what it’s worth, Alex seems to be an exceptional employee and a likeable guy.
Or should I just assume that Anna will deduce this on her own? That doesn’t mean I support what he’s doing in his personal life, but I know people do things for all sorts of reasons we can’t possibly know from the outside, and I don’t hold this against him professionally at all.
I am a director at mid-size company where I manage 10 managers, each of whom manages between 10-20 employees.This may be hindered by a major breakup between employees.However, preventing your employees from dating could cause unwanted resentment. First consider the Pros and Cons of allowing dating in the workplace. Pros: • People who work together should know each other better than two people set up on a blind date, improving the chances that their relationship lasts.One of the managers (I’ll call her Anna) is single and attractive, and frequently catches the eye of our male clients and even some colleagues.She has always brushed off the attention quickly and it has never been an issue.