Articles about Office Relationships

Office Life

Why these companies decided to go on vacation together

There’s no way around it: You definitely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with any other community in your life. But what if in addition to sharing your space, mind, and lunch with your coworkers, you also went on vacation with them?


This is the big problem with being friends with your coworkers

Work friendships can be amazing and even beneficial to collaboration and productivity, however they can also be quite awkward and even detrimental according to research highlighted by Melissa Dahl in The New York Times. Dahl is the editor of New York magazine’s Science of Us, and the author of  Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness.

Office Relationships

Breaking up in business: How to do it painlessly

Business relationships have many parallels to marriage and intimate relationships. They start with enthusiasm and passion, they grow through balance and communication, and they endure the peaks and valleys of life.

Office Relationships

These are the careers where you are most likely to cheat on your significant other

According to a new survey, some of us are not only willing to risk our careers, but our current relationships for cupid's arrow, engaging in office flings even if it means that one of us is cheating on our current partner to do it.

The Whole Human

Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid

If you want to live a life of purpose, you’ll need to let go of your need for approval. You’ll need to be willing to follow your gut. To express your views. To be honest.

The Whole Human

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

In many cases, we make mistakes that prevent us from really connecting with others and end up with lukewarm friendships but no idea how to deepen them. Time to fix that.

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My job was the most toxic relationship I had

I felt stuck — I needed the financial support yet was worried what it was doing to my normally very solid self-esteem.


Science tells us how long it takes an adult to make a new friend

How much quality time do you need before that stranger becomes your pal? Get ready to block off a good chunk of time if you want to earn the elusive title of best friend.

Office Relationships

What is the etiquette for dating a coworker in light of the #MeToo movement?

We all know (or should know) how to communicate, ask important questions and advocate for ourselves and our partners. And if we don’t, we probably shouldn’t be actively dating — especially not our coworkers.

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What do you do when your boss, supervisor or work wife gets fired?

What happens if the person you spend most of your days with and confide in at work ends up getting the ax? Here are some tips to help get you through the loss of your boss, work wife or supervisor.


Survey: 33% of bad office romances result in a termination

A recent survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., found that 62% of HR leaders said their employer has had to manage “a romantic relationship” that was unsuccessful or “inappropriate” in the office. Of those, 33% led to at least one person involved getting fired.

Office Life

At Facebook, you can only ask out your coworker once

A new Wall Street Journal report found that at Facebook, dating employees is treated with a one-and-done strike policy: employees are only allowed to ask a co-worker out once. If the coworker is not interested, the other coworker must move on and cannot ask them out again.


Office romances at lowest level in 10 years, but employee-boss relationships up 47%

Although "office romance" has dropped to its lowest level in 10 years, with 36% of employees 'fessing up to dating someone they work with, employee-boss relationships of the same nature are up.


Survey: Office romance hits the lowest point in 10 years

Career Builder’s yearly Valentine’s Day survey found that 'office romance' has sunk to the lowest point in 10 years.


Eight things smart people never reveal about themselves at work

Top 8 things smart people never reveal at work.


Badmouthing people is the biggest networking mistake

Talking smack, gossiping, and running people down behind their backs? No thanks.


These 15 attitude changes will make you more likable

These 15 steps will make you more successful.