It makes you feel confused and have no idea what to do. You wonder whether this emotional situation might affect what you expect of them or not? It depends on many factors to draw conclusions. In today's article, Faro will help you to analyze the cases which should be supported and the cases which should be forbidden.
1. Supporting cases
We can’t deny the positive effects of office love on work. In general, people who love each other want to show their value, their strengths and their good features to each other, especially on work. Thus, they try to work hard and achieve high results in order to get recognized and promoted. That leads to good picture for your company, isn't it?
Here are some cases which should be supported:
+ Employees are aware of how to balance love and work. They don't let their emotions affect their KPI and work assigned. They still work hard and effectively as before.
+ They have polite and proper behaviors in the workplace. They don't express their love ostentatiously. And they ensure that love does not adversely affect their work.
+ They are really talented, outstanding and their dedication to the company is beneficial. In case, supporting their love is a way to increase their loyalty to your business and show your reliance on them.
2. Forbidding cases
In the other hands, many office love affairs have some disadvantages. It might make your staff neglect at work. And sometimes, unfairness will happen due to the impact of love as a person is easy to agree with each other's idea without thorough consideration. For example, if two employees who are in a serious relationship join the same project, a person's comment is always right to another. This brings no good results to your project!
The following cases are examples for which should be forbidden:
+ That relationship is an affair. It means that one or both of them got married. There is no reason for supporting that love. HR professionals should try to communicate with them to have solutions.
+ That love makes your employees not concentrate on work. It will reflect truly on work's results. If their work performance decreases significantly, find a polite way to talk to them. Meet them in -person, one by one, and share your opinion on how productive they have been recently, pretend you do not know the reasons why. Then, tell them about some stories about love in the office you have met or experienced and counsel them on how to balance work and personal life.
+ Employees express their love ostentatiously and it makes other colleagues uncomfortable. The HR department should draft a policy about which impolite behaviors that couples should avoid to keep the courtesy of working space.
In conclusion, office love has both pros and cons. As an employer, Faro knows that we should consider thoroughly and give them proper advice to balance love and work. Staff solution is nowhere easy without a good HR partnership. Faro is confident to be that one!