A place where people share a common interest, and spend most of their time, provides the perfect opportunity for love.
While love can make one do crazy things An added complication is that one or both partners involved in a workplace romance may be married or in a relationship outside of the workplace.
Along with this, businesses and companies are still confused at whether or not they should interfere in the romantic relationship.
If they do choose to interfere, what department should be in control of handling the situation and what policies should be set if workplace romances do happen?
Romantic relationships in the workplace are often known and easily detected by the couple's fellow co-workers.
Once it is made known that the two individuals are in a relationship, it is often difficult for their co-workers to know whether to view them as individuals or as a team.
When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.
A couple's relationship can provide further communication channels within the workplace especially if the individuals are members of different departments.Co-workers aware of an adulterous workplace relationship may become uncomfortable, viewing themselves as party to the deceit.Workplace Romance involves two members of the same organization who experience mutual attraction (Pierce et al., 1996, p. As individuals spend increasing hours in the workplace, they begin to spend more time with co-workers building relationships.The personal connection the two individuals have with each other can allow the members of their respective departments to feel more comfortable communicating back and forth as well.Because the channels of communication become more open and accessible, conflicts between departments are also reduced allowing the company to work more effectively as a whole.