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Do workplace romances work?

February 13, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Jim and Pam. David and Patrick. Ben and Leslie. Workplace romances work on the TV screen, but do they hold up in real life?

Among employees who have returned to the office, 29% of the 1,448 surveyed by this month said they have started a romantic relationship with a co-worker, and 25% have formed a crush on a colleague.

And it seems to be going well…mostly. Sixty-six percent of those who have had a relationship with a co-worker said it had a positive effect on their work, while 6% reported a negative effect and 28% said it didn’t have an impact, per the survey.

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