Love seems to bloom in any place – even the places you least expect it to grow in. Workplace? It is not that impossible at all. It is even one of the best venues to search for a prospect life partner since each is more aware of what this other person is. You work with that person so you get to know more about them inside and out. On the second thought, is it a bed of roses in all angles?
The answer is of course – NO. In whatever form of romance, there can always be issues. But, what if you want to go out and have a date with a co-worker?
Just imagine this: a male co-worker sends a present to you, it will surely be a big-hot issue for the whole office. The bigger issue to face is the negative consequences entailed by the romance you choose to have. There are some reasons why office romance is not allowed by some companies. Therefore, be sure to make yourself aware of the internal rules of the company. For some, it is a grave offense and an employee can be terminated from work.
Romance at work will greatly affect an employee’s decision-making. Team efforts and some team tasks can sometimes be difficult by couple-employees. It is a fact that once personal life is inserted in professionalism, trouble might bite.
Another picture is that for couples, what if one gets the promotion over the other? Yes, they are lovers but there will always be that “”ego” thing since both people are having the same job. Professionals as they are, they have that aim to be at par from the rest of the employees.
Reassignment is another issue. Some companies’ reassign one of the persons to another task just to overcome assumed affects which may not well for the company. If the reassignment of the other person is not favorable for the relationship, it will plunge down their good performance. Thus, it affects their over-all production.
When a couple is constantly together, it will also affect the team tasks where may one of them join into. Other co-workers will also be affected and intimidated.
Despite all of these negative effects, there will always be that positive thing about romance at work. You meet a partner who could understand you and your mood swings because you share the same pressures of work.
When you are just at the dating stage, make sure you do it as discreetly as you could without triggering some possible gossips that may just affect you and the person involved. Being professional includes knowing how to put that space between your workplace and your private life.