According to Art Markman, a professor of psychology, at the University of Texas, there are explainable reasons why coworkers fall in love with each other. According to him, coworkers spend a lot of time together at work. Due to the working environment, which puts them close, there are chances that romantic relationships are going to grow. Amy Nicole Baker, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Haven, also adds that a working environment makes people familiar with each other. It’s, therefore, likely that they’ll be attracted to one another. Knowing the outs and ins of how to manage your boss’s attraction to you can save your work and life. Here are nine ways of dealing with your boss’s love for you;
1. Set boundaries
2. Know the risks
3. Evaluate your intentions
4. Know your company’s policies
Many companies restrict their employees from dating their bosses, coworkers, vendors, customers, or suppliers. Others may be lax if you and the person you are dating are in different departments. Your organization may require you to declare your relationship to them or face repercussions. You, therefore, need to do an investigation and be sure before you start a relationship. Follow the rules and try to understand why they are in place. Ignoring them may make you violate a policy and risk losing your job. However, if you’ve already broken the rules, you need to come out clean so that you don’t face worse consequences.