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When there’s too much love for the team’s liking

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It didn't take a psychic to figure out that Aura and Viktor were attracted to each other. They have the same interests, mutual friends, similar goals. So you, their manager, were not surprised to learn they were dating.

When you called Aura and Viktor in for a private discussion, they admitted their relationship, explained that they intended to keep it private, and promised to avoid disrupting the work of the team. As far as you're concerned, they've held up their end of the bargain.

When you gave Viktor a performance review that didn't satisfy him, Aura showed no resentment. "I'm a professional," she said. "I can help Viktor improve his work habits — on our own time. At work, he's on his own."

But as their relationship has progressed, you're finding that it's distracting your team anyway. Everyone knows about their romance, and it's changed the way the team relates to the pair.

Part of the issue is that Viktor and Aura used...(register to read more)

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