Office Romance – Rules for a Work Place Relationship

Office Romance – Rules for a Work Place Relationship

If you are one of those who is going through office romance, there are certain tips that can help you maintain your relationship without having to go through a lot of troubles;

TIP # 1: Don’t Share Frustrations in Office
Office romances are more common in recent years, in part because people are spending more time at the office trying to safeguard their jobs. That shared experience can pair you up with someone who you might not have considered your type.  So make sure you have more than just the office — and your shared frustrations — in common. Socialize with couples from other social groups; get to know each other’s parents and college friends. The more out-of-office friends, events, gatherings in your life, the healthier your relationship will be.Office_Romance_Work_Place_Relationship_2

TIP # 2: Avoid Relationships with Your Boss (or Subordinate)


Relationships within the chain of command carry particular risks. If successful, they can run afoul of nepotism rules and office sniping; if they fail, fallout can include revenge, recrimination, and lawsuits. To avoid conflicts, one partner may transfer to another part of the organization, only to find that he or she has taken a career misstep. If things do get serious with a superior or subordinate, the higher-ranking person needs to set up a meeting with his or her manager to explain the situation. Be prepared to be flexible: Your employer may need to reassign one of you to prevent conflicts.Office_Romance_Work_Place_Relationship_

TIP# 3: Keep It on the Down Low
If you’re not dating your manager or a subordinate, and there are no other conflicts of interest created by your new relationship, do yourselves a favor and  Keep it quiet, especially in the early going. It will be easier for you two to explore a relationship without being the subject of coffee-room gossip. Same goes for Facebook, particularly if you have colleagues among your online friends.  Office_Romance_Work_Place_Relationship_1