From a few months ago, but still worth sharing — I was quoted in this BBC article on how people can use intimate relationships at work — when used well, relationships can kick-start careers, but managed poorly, they can hinder careers:
Research compiled by Andrew Kakabadse, professor of international management development at Cranfield University in England, shows that 60% of all workers have had a powerful intimate relationship with a co-worker.
Describing what he means by intimate, he says it is more than a friendship and “one step before something becoming physical”.
“A large number of relationships change into a sexual relationship,” he says, “regardless of the person’s religion or country of origin.”
He realises that it might be hard to believe that six out of 10 colleagues are involved in an intimate relationship, and that the reaction of the other four out of 10 is: “I don’t believe you.”
He says people start to believe the figures when they ask themselves: “Why is the boss making these decisions about these guys?”
You can read the full article here.