Your employees probably spend as much time with each other as they do with their family, if not more.With time spent together every day, it isn't uncommon for co-workers to learn about common interests, hobbies and sports. When it happens at work, you have a big decision to make. You’ll get to grab lunch together, maybe carpool to work together and take advantage of those extra moments that you would miss out on if you and your partner worked in separate offices. As with any situation, it helps to consider the pros and cons of dating a coworker.Positive employee interactions form the foundation of a positive corporate culture, and boosts employee morale.However, if relationships extend beyond basic friendship, and some employees begin to date each other, relationships can sour quickly.
Just remember, it should be based on more than that—if it lasts, you’ll have to tell people about it eventually.
It depends on you to figure out whether pursuing an office relationship is worth the possible consequences, good and bad.1. People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life.
Before you risk hurting your reputation at work, find out if this person is someone you'd want to spend weekends with.2 Keep things quiet early on.
Once you have a sense that this might have a future, talk to your partner and decide how and when you want to disclose your relationships to your colleagues.
If the rumor mill goes into high gear, that might be the right time.