Sensitise and counsel to make understand boundaries

Sensitise and counsel to make understand boundaries
What leaders can do is sensitise and counsel employees on how romance at work could potentially impact a team, and how to avoid such situations. Beyond that, as leaders, we must trust our people to be responsible, accountable citizens at work.

Do you think that with the rise of diversity and Inclusion at workplace, there is also rise in workplace romance in organisations? If that is so, how do you view this phenomenon?

PB I would say that workplace romances have always been around, and it is only now that we are feeling the need to impose structures on something so natural. Organisations can’t decide how and when people fall in love. Diversity and inclusion cannot be causally associated with romance at the workplace. What we can learn from D&I is that we need to encourage employees to bring their complete authentic selves to work, while we as leaders respect their feelings and interests.

Should HR and leadership keep themselves away from this treating it purely a personal matter as the Gen Z believe in leading life beyond any restrictions?

PB As mentioned, organisations and leaders cannot dictate when people choose to pursue a romantic relationship. In fact, the onus for this should not lie on HR and leadership, as there...

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Pradeep Bangalore

currently is the Senior Director - Human Resources at Kudelski Group - a global provider of cybersecurity solutions and services focused on protecting organizational data, processes and systems. With over 17 years of experience across industries, Pradeep's career trajectory has seen him take on key roles across Business Partnering. He has also assumed leadership positions with leading companies.

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Pradeep Bangalore

currently is the Senior Director - Human Resources at Kudelski Group - a global provider of cybersecurity solutions and services focused on protecting organizational data, processes and systems. With over 17 years of experience across industries, Pradeep's career trajectory has seen him take on key roles across Business Partnering. He has also assumed leadership positions with leading companies.

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