Your employees spend many hours with each other and when sparks ignite it often doesn’t come as a surprise. While you cannot stop it happening, you can set boundaries, as the owner of your business.
And, why should you set boundaries? Because office romances are bad for business and can be costly.
- Decreased productivity – I mean who can concentrate with all that chemistry happening, right?
- Strained and uncomfortable relationships across all of the team when there is a breakup
- Possible sexual harassment cases should one party decide to be spiteful
- Retention problems – if one party wants to leave after it goes sour
You will find it tough to deny it completely, but you can set rules down from the onset of employment.