But here’s the thing: Whether or not there are policies forbidding them, office relationships happen.A recent survey by Career Builder found that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker.And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.However, children may not visit the workplace if their presence conflicts with department policy, federal or state law.
This policy provides guidelines for visitors in the workplace, family members working at Vanderbilt and relationships at work Children, family members, associates or friends are welcome for occasional, brief visits in the workplace.
Dana Brownlee, president of professional training development company Professionalism Matters, advises against initiating a romance with your manager, or, likewise, with anyone who reports to you directly or indirectly."If you're a manager, you should be held to a higher standard," she says.
"You're creating a climate where people are going to see bias whether there really is bias or not."Relationships with your peers are generally more acceptable—assuming they're unhitched.
If they are mature and sensible people, they can build a good relationship.
But love for each other can cloud judgment in the workplace— unless the company is large and has multiple locations.