News: Office relationships are no longer just a private affair

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Office relationships are no longer just a private affair

The Phaneesh Murthy saga may be an extreme case of employee misconduct, but India Inc says it is treating it as a wake-up call to make sure its work ethics and disclosure policies are foolproof, a Business Standard report said. Human resource (HR) heads across major Indian firms say while office relationships are inevitable when a majority of the workforce is young, it also calls for processes that ensure such relationships do not affect business performance and office discipline.

The Phaneesh Murthy saga may be an extreme case of employee misconduct, but India Inc says it is treating it as a wake-up call to make sure its work ethics and disclosure policies are foolproof, a Business Standard report said. Human resource (HR) heads across major Indian firms say while office relationships are inevitable when a majority of the workforce is young, it also calls for processes that ensure such relationships do not affect business performance and office discipline.

Some say they actively discourage relationships at workplace for fear of bad work environment or let-out of confidential information by one partner to the other. But since they don’t have any control over when Cupid strikes, they have put in place stringent measures.

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