Working in an office, every day you come across a lot of people. Technically, you spend 8-9 hours a day with them, Monday through Friday. Which means a lot of meetings, brainstorming sessions, food breaks, and gossip together. And when you share so much with someone, sometimes you develop a strong connection with them. That leads to workplace friendships and for some, workplace romance.
Different companies have different takes on workplace romance. Some companies support it while others have strict policies against it. We understand dating a co-worker is not a cakewalk as you are under the constant surveillance of colleagues and bosses. But embracing the healthy workplace romance has some great benefits as well that we will discuss further.
It increases employee longevity
Having a partner or romantic interest at work increases retention. Employees who date in the office are mostly satisfied with their current company and are less likely to look for new jobs.
Allows to communicate freely
When employees are not afraid to lose their job because of falling in love with a colleague, they feel free to communicate openly and discuss ideas. It benefits the whole office, not just the couple.
When a couple work at the same company, it’s natural for them to discuss work even when they are at home. The conversations lead to brainstorming sessions outside office hours that help increase their productivity.
Helps create a positive environment
The organisations with flexible policies for office romance have happier employees compared to those who are against it. The happy employees fill the atmosphere with love and positive vibes that make others glad and creative as well.
The thought of meeting their lover at the workplace makes the employees excited. They start each day with great energy and positive vibes. Which in turn motivates them to do better and even makes them want to stay longer in the office.
Lowers the distraction level
Having your lover at the workplace reduces the distraction level. The couple can have lunch together or take coffee breaks at the same time. The physical proximity allows them to not think about each other all the time. They share whatever they want during breaks without wasting work time on discussing personal issues.
Enhances mutual understanding
A large part of our day is spent at the workplace and during the commute. It leaves people with very little time to communicate with their partners. Couples working in the same office understand each other’s work responsibilities and demands well. It increases their mutual understanding and decreases the scope of fights.
Engaging in a meaningful workplace romance can prove to be a boon for your professional and personal life.