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Office Romance

One plus one equals two, even in the virtual workplace. But did you also know that more than a third of those “twos” are fired once their office romance is exposed? Another 17 percent resulted in a transfer and yet another 5 percent resulted in some form of lawsuit (Challenger, Gray, and Christmas 2018).

As a manager you can’t be caught thinking, “But online relationships are just that—online—who’s going to know?” Is company equipment being used to fan the flames of a relationship? Are they texting on a company phone? On company time? Is there a swell of instant messaging or are logs of emails filled with adorable love messages building up on an organizational platform?

This happens far more than you realize. In 2017, the wedding ...

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