Thursday, February 09, 2006

Innocent fun or harassment?

Flirting without disaster

Is flirting in the workplace acceptable? Yes, say some researchers, as long as both parties enjoy the exchange. Casual social interaction on the job definitely has some gray areas, and clueless cubicle dwellers may be at a loss when it comes to identifying boundaries. Scott Reeves explores this topic - and identifies some of the pitfalls to avoid - on Forbes.com.


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9 comments:

defiant goddess said...

I just met a lady who met her husband at work --- and so did both of her sisters.

AsianSmiles said...

i think that flirting is ok in the office (or anywhere) as long as it doesn't diminish anyone's dignity.

Shirazi said...

How do I disagree with this concept of flirting? No!

Deb S. said...

Goddess: How interesting!

Asiansmiles: I agree.

Shi: If you had disagreed, I would have been shocked. ;-)

Emmanuel said...

Flirting is a way for some to give a compliment, while harassment takes a way one's dignity. Those are two very different things.

Deb S. said...

Emmanuel: Excellent point. It seems to fit in with what AsianSmiles is saying.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Flirting and playfulness can be wonderful things.

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb: Ah, the joys of playfulness!

jazeGma2 said...

I agree with asiansmiles and Dr. Deborah Serani.

Now there are some who really don't seem to understand this concept. Especially those that try to use it to their advantage to move up.