Nobody likes discussing the intersection of actual business with what many consider to be “nobody’s business.” That’s why your code of conduct guidelines for workplace romances should be reiterated beyond your first day orientation.
Since the human heart naturally longs for what it shouldn’t (or can’t) have, this uncomfortable clip from “American Psycho” will provide the perfect opportunity for addressing this equally uncomfortable topic with your team (without having to actually speak with them face to face).
What makes this clip so uncomfortable?
What problems have you seen caused by workplace relationships?
What motivates people to turn a blind eye to workplace romance?
How does our policy on workplace relationships (below) protect employees? Our business?
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Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. He will be speaking at SCCE Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.
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