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Office flirting is no more

By Paperstone on March 7, 2007 in Office Supplies

Office-based flirting is a thing of the past, according to a survey of workers by Euroffice.

According to the poll, 70 per cent of workers said that they would not flirt in the workplace with a further ten per cent claiming that they find office flirting annoying.

Euroffice has claimed that this decline is due to a number of reasons, including the proliferation of online communications and new social and legal regulations.

As such, many people no longer flirt over the water cooler but instead try to keep themselves in check until they are out of the office.

George Karibian, chief executive of Euroffice, said: “This research, as well as high profile cases, has created a fraught environment in the British workplace.

“Work is becoming much more collaborative with tech advances in communication.”

However, Mr Karibian added that with many workers spending longer hours in the office, the inability to flirt with the people they spend most time with was “creating a volatile mix in the office”.

He also noted that the proliferation of broadband internet access was meaning that there was less interaction between employees as they now spend more time trawling the web.


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