Office politics dating

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Avoiding any of these discussions while at work is the easiest way to remain focused on the job at hand.

Ideally, individuals can separate their political opinions from their work lives, but in the real world some people are unable to do this and they let differing opinions get in the way of effective workplace behavior.

Whether people are agreeing or disagreeing about politics, they aren't likely to be doing their work when they are discussing politics.

Office politics are as distracting as public politics, as employees spend time discussing who is dating whom and why this bothers someone else or which employee is disliked by which manager and what he's going to do about it.

Despite the pitfalls, 35 percent of employers in a new survey have no formal policy regarding romance between co-workers.

The survey conducted among 100 human resource executives one week before Valentine’s Day (February 14) by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., revealed that while many companies discourage such relations, others simply maintain a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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