Updated March 23 at 6:25am

Love and the workplace

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Love and the workplace


What’s your stance on office romances?

• They’re OK as long as they don’t interfere with work – 59.4%

• Nothing good can come of them – 40.6%

Does your office have an official policy on workplace relationships?

• No, we do not have a policy – 65.6%

• Yes, but it does not prohibit workplace relationships – 28.1%

• Yes, they’re prohibited – 6.3%

Should employees be required to inform their supervisors if they become romantically involved?

• Yes, so everyone is on the same page – 43.8%

• No, that’s their business only – 56.3%

In your opinion, what’s the biggest repercussion of a failed office romance?

• An uncomfortable work environment – 81.3%

• One party quits or is fired – 18.8%

• Tarnished reputations – 0.0%


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