Study Shows Flirting at Work Can be Good for Employees
If you were listening to the Moose Morning Show earlier, then you definitely heard us talking about this one.
casually flirting with your coworkers can actually reduce your stress level. A survey conducted by Washington State University found most people felt positive about flirtation in an office setting, as long as it didn't cross into sexual harassment territory. Leah Sheppard who was leading the study even went so far as to say that employees could actually be more productive at work where light flirting takes place. She said, "it makes people feel good about themselves, which can then protect them from stressors in their lives."
The experts also warn that excessively strict policies meant to deter sexual harassment can actually signal employees that all forms of social sexual behavior (even harmless flirting that has benefits) must be monitored, controlled, and punished.