Dr. Helen Ofosu: Beware of office romances

Dr. Helen Ofosu


I have come to the conclusion that some of the office romance antics that go on in movies could get a person in some serious hot water in real life, especially now that victims of sexual harassment are speaking up and saying “me too.”

office romance is harder in me too eraI’m not suggesting that healthy and happy relationships cannot be formed on the job. Many happy couples have met at work. I merely want to point out some unpleasant situations that could unfold, now more than ever.

After the #MeToo movement gained momentum, many large organizations took the time to review their policies around office romance and relationships, reports outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Christmas and Gray of Chicago. More than half the HR executives surveyed said they had reviewed their policies.


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About the writer 

 Dr. Helen Ofosu was born and raised in the Toronto area but her roots are in Jamaica and Ghana. She offers Career Coaching and HR Consulting using her background in Industrial / Organizational Psychology (aka Business Psychology) as the foundation for her practice. She founded I/O Advisory Services in 2012 and is accessible by phone, email, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  She can be reached at 613-424-8689 or helen@ioadvisory.com. Web: www.ioadvisory.com.

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