Coworker approval goes down considerably when office couples are on different hierarchical levels, work in the same department or commonly work together on the same projects.
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A recent study showed an employee's relationship with coworkers ranks first when asked what makes them feel connected to their job.
With a growing workforce of over 250, Toronto-based accounting firm "Freshbooks" emphasizes creative thinking.
"It wasn't as awkward as I expected," Shannon said.
"It was awesome and I think that it really did hold my initial idea that it would encompass all our company values and I think that really held true."Antonio said that despite those first-date jitters, the program has been a win-win for everyone involved.
Also, surveys show that intra-office dating is also becoming more accepted by coworkers.
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"After the first round, we sent out a survey to see how many people liked it and 100 percent of people who joined said they liked it," Antonio said.
Coworkers tend to understand each other’s busy schedules, share common goals, and spend a lot of time together each week.
And as the company grew, I noticed that more and more people just didn't know each other's names anymore, which, for me, I thought that was crazy cause I love this really tight-knit community that we built at Fresh Books, and I wanted to keep that up," said manager Mary Grace Antonio.