Navigation Links
Office Romance OK With Most Folks
Date:2/14/2010

But don't let love interfere with your work, researchers say

SUNDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For all of you who found your Valentine at work, here's good news.

Office romances don't bother fellow workers unless they have a negative effect, a new Canadian study finds.

"Most people believe romantic relationships [at work] are OK as long as they don't affect productivity, de-motivate other colleagues or have an impact on the overall work environment," study author Nina Cole, an associate professor in the Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, said in a news release from the school.

She surveyed 100 Ryerson employees who had observed a romance in the workplace. Most of those romances involved two single employees (75 percent) in a peer-working relationship (76 percent) in the same department (65 percent). The average length of the romances was 20 months.

Cole found that the study participants believed there are certain times when managers should take action over office romances. These include: when the performance of co-workers is hindered; when the workplace environment is tainted; when negative emotion from a breakup affects the workplace; and when there's a romance between a manager and employee in the same department.

"Clearly, there are specific situations when co-workers perceive that managerial action should be taken. But they don't believe action should be taken all of the time," Cole said.

It's important to implement policies about workplace romances, she added.

"Even a general policy is good. It acknowledges that office romances are a fact of organizational life, but it also sends the message that you shouldn't let romantic relationships affect the workplace."

The study was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

More information

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Inc. has more about workplace romance.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Ryerson University, news release, Feb. 9, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Keenan Chief Strategy Officer Selected to Join Editorial Board of Payers & Providers
2. Bally Total Fitness Announces New Chief Marketing Officer
3. Aspen Dental Opens 44 New Offices, Welcomes 340,000 New Patients in 2009
4. The Chicago Office of McDonald Hopkins Continues to Expand: Healthcare Attorney, Charles F. MacKelvie, Joins the Firms National Healthcare and Healthcare Restructuring Practice Groups
5. VSP Global Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
6. Pharmalink Regulatory Affairs Consulting Firm Opens New Offices in Washington, DC and Hartford, CT
7. Cymetrix to Provide Extended Business Office Services at UC San Diego Medical Center
8. Western Dental Opens New Offices in Nevada
9. Obama: Make Equal Justice for Patients a State of the Union Pledge & Re-establish White House Office of Consumer Affairs
10. Universal Background Screening Expands with Opening of Los Angeles Office
11. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire 80,562 Square Foot Medical Office Portfolio Located in Atlanta, Georgia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital want to learn ... the course of three years, researchers will study concussions and changes in brain function ... with special sensors, will track the location and force of the hit. The sensors ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... “Epilepsy Awareness,” which can be found ... a conversation about epilepsy, bearing down on the social stigma and lack of ... with epilepsy within their lifetime. With such a large percentage of people affected, ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... Keynote speaker for the 21st Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on ... PER® president, Phil Talamo said, “We are honored to have Amy E. Herman ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... geographic lines. The goal of Castlewood Treatment Centers has always been to promote ... to as many people as possible. In that spirit, Castlewood has announced two ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Barry M. ... Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, who recently participated in the 36th Annual Cutting Edge Aesthetic Symposium ... the newest techniques for getting that perfect, yet natural-looking, nose. Dr. Weintraub, who is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to 2021" report to their offering. ... , , The global spinal ... 2021, at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2016 to 2021. Factors such ... cases, increasing government spending on healthcare, and rising income levels are propelling ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , December 5, 2016 ... to Deputy Chairman   ... selectively targeting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) to treat cancer, neurodegenerative and ... been appointed as non-executive Chairman, effective January 1 st ... Mission Therapeutics as a non-executive Director in July 2015. ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... Attorney General of Louisiana , Charles ... firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF"), announces that ... LCI ). On November 3, ... in Generic-Drug Probe to Be Filed by Year-End," which reported ... two years ago, now spans more than a dozen companies," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: