And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.After firing CEO Dov Charney last month, American Apparel decided to update its company code of ethics with stricter guidelines regarding interoffice relationships.According to the new policy, “No management-level employee may make sexual advances, welcome or unwelcome, toward any subordinate.”Considering Charney’s time with the company was riddled with allegations of sexual harassment, it’s no surprise that the company wants to take a more conservative approach to fraternization.Although the product looks more like an ID badge or business card than a high-tech surveillance device, it actually contains complicated sensors that allow it to sync and interact with other Business Microscopes belonging to the company.And in 2008 Microsoft filed a patent for software that allowed workers to be tracked remotely, monitored their competence and productivity, and even measured personal information such as body temperature, blood pressure and facial expressions.
"You're creating a climate where people are going to see bias whether there really is bias or not."Relationships with your peers are generally more acceptable—assuming they're unhitched.The trick is to know the difference and manage stress before it crosses that fine line where it begins to overwhelm and become destructive.Here are 10 ways to use healthy doses of anxiety to drive success and prevent stress from turning into an illness. Most of us think of anxiety as something to avoid, but it’s actually fuel for positive change.“Anxiety is a natural emotion that lives in the gap between where we are and where we want to be,” says Robert Rosen, Ph D, founder of Healthy Companies International and author of Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success. It’s not something to run away from, but something that can be used as productive energy.A study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that office workers who take a 15-minute stretch break feel calmer and more productive afterward.A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.