Dr. Avnish Jolly : When one just walk inside the workplace, and finds appealing partner with fine attractive features busy working and strikes their arrow straight to your heart but, one cannot move an inch as most of people are webbed with either their office dating policies or work pressure. Recent survey and feedback from workstations states that more than half of employees have had a romantic relationship with a Colleague.
Fearing the romantic love notes spreading all around the office mail junks, many workplaces have made written policies against them. However, if one loves their job and one of your Colleague, here are some dating suggestions’. Follow them to make your love able Colleague your valentine in life.
It is always better to know all about the institution’s policies before landing into trouble. Be sure one have read and understood it, and if there is any gray area. The Human Resources Department explains it to the people working in the organization. If institution does not have a dating policy, then one can just slide on to the world of love without any hurdles to capture love of Colleague.
At workplace, most of the times many people don’t even know each others name. Although one know where their date sits and log in/ log out time, one must know the out wear that best suits too. So the next day, when just pass by his/her bay, stop and say, I’ve seen you around for quite some time these days. Have you been employed recently? Wait for the answer and introduce yourself. Tell him/her which process you work for and stretch your helping hand to introduce him/her to your world of love.
Organize a get together with a group of your friends and invite Colleague. This is a good way to see how he/she behaves outside of work. It also gives you a chance to engage him/her in a conversation and maybe suggest that the two of you go out for coffee/ tea or get snakes sometime. Make sure not to use any words that could invite trouble, as you have to see his/her face everyday at work.
Once start dating with colleague and one knows they are in good relationship, make sure, they go easy on the flirting, sexy emails and public displays of affection. Hence workplace is a place of business, there is no room for romance. One or more of your Colleague may tire of your behavior, find it disrespectful or even become jealous and insecure enough to bring it to senior staff’s attention.
Once dating secret can become public affair faster than one expects it. So, be prepared to confirm the rumor with employer and colleges. Share with employer and colleges that one plan to keep once relationship professional at work, will not participate in tasks where a conflict of interest may develop, and will inform your employer if either dating party starts to feel that he or she is being sexually harassed. When romance starts affecting ones work, they may be forced to opt either work or love. They may even be asked to end their relationship or find another job. Be ready to decide between career and companion.