Love at work normal for Turkish execs
ISTANBUL-Anatolia News Agency
Turkish companies see interoffice love relations as normal, a recent study says.An online survey conducted by the Turkey Personnel Management Foundation (PERYÖN), on the eve of Valentine’s Day, found that 73 percent of Turkish managers believed that love in the workplace was “natural.”
The survey, which interviewed a sample of 170 middle and upper level managers from 30 different sectors in Turkey, found that 73 percent considered intra-office relationships totally natural. 17 percent found that it was wrong and 10 percent were undecided.
The survey also found that 74 percent of offices allowed husbands and wives to be employed in the same office. Furthermore, only one out of 4 companies has a special policy regarding husband and wife employment. Of those that do have a policy, only 55 percent have had such a policy in place for five years or longer. Only one out of ten companies force their employees to resign if they marry someone from the same office.
Meanwhile, the survey also discovered that 70 percent of employers trust employees who have a spouse working for a rival corporation. 72 percent also feel that it should not be prohibited for spouses to work in the same company, although not in the same department or in subordinate positions.