Organisation should not micromanage personal relationship of employees

Organisation should not micromanage personal relationship of employees
In conversation with Business Manager, Dr. Ankita Singh, Chief People Officer and Board of Director at CIGNEX, spoke on variety of dimensions on workplace relationship in present working environment when organisations are becoming vibrant, diverse and inclusive and people issues are on their priority. Excerpts :

On rising workplace relationship instances with diversity and inclusion

There is no conclusive evidence linking the rise in workplace diversity and inclusion to an increase in workplace intimacy between two opposite sex persons. However, as workplace diversity increases, individuals may have a greater chance of meeting someone with whom they share similar interests or values, which could lead to intimate attraction.
The corporation cannot control this kind of relationships at work, not even through controlling DEI within the company, which is an important point to remember. Unless the phenomenon has a detrimental effect on the performance of the individual/team and the culture, it should not be considered an issue statement for an organisation to detect or address.

Organisations should respect people’s personal choices and lives as they have the right to pursue such personal intimate relationships with consenting adults.

On how HR and leadership should handle such matters

If a workplace relationship does...

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Dr. Ankita Singh

currently is Chief People Officer & Board of Director – CIGNEX. She is founder of HR AssociationOfIndia and Official Member of Forbes Human Resource Council.Dr Ankita has over 23 years of progressive experience in managing and leading various aspects of Human Resources spanning across high paced business domains of ITES.She has been awarded by Forbes India and Great Manager Institute as Top 100 People Manager in India for last 4 consecutive years. Her expertise includes transformational change management and M&A initiatives. She has extensively worked in all facets of HR with special interest in the field of leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, Culture Building and Employee Engagement.

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Dr. Ankita Singh

currently is Chief People Officer & Board of Director – CIGNEX. She is founder of HR AssociationOfIndia and Official Member of Forbes Human Resource Council.Dr Ankita has over 23 years of progressive experience in managing and leading various aspects of Human Resources spanning across high paced business domains of ITES.She has been awarded by Forbes India and Great Manager Institute as Top 100 People Manager in India for last 4 consecutive years. Her expertise includes transformational change management and M&A initiatives. She has extensively worked in all facets of HR with special interest in the field of leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, Culture Building and Employee Engagement.

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