Dating managing interpersonal relationships
As the old saying goes "you don't dip your pen in the company ink." In other words, you shouldn't get into a dating or sexual relationship with a co-worker.But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.There are a number of patterns and situations that can develop within a relationship which will contribute to problems occuring.Research shows that the foundation of a happy relationship is friendship.The type formula is denoted by the first letters of the combination, e.g.ENFP - Extravert i Ntuitive Feeling Perceiving Once you know the type formula and strengths of the preferences of both partners (or prospective partners), it is possible to calculate the index of compatibility (Match Index) between the partners.But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.
According to a Career Builder survey, interoffice dating has a fairly high success rate--of the 38% of people surveyed that dated a co-worker at least once, 31% went on to marry that co-worker! If you believe the stats of new employees entering the workforce, it might seem so.They found that whether you have a best friend at work was one of the twelve key questions asked of employees that predicted job satisfaction.Without a friend at work, work satisfaction deteriorates.Put simply, this means that you can enjoy each other's company, share values, interests, friends and extended family, and believe you care, support, understand, and in every way are ‘there' for each other and work together as a team.This friendship needs to be nurtured, because if neglected it will inevitably deteriorate.