Co-workers aware of an adulterous workplace relationship may become uncomfortable, viewing themselves as party to the deceit.
When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.
They grow in-depth relationships that deepen into romance.
The personal connection the two individuals have with each other can allow the members of their respective departments to feel more comfortable communicating back and forth as well.
Because the channels of communication become more open and accessible, conflicts between departments are also reduced allowing the company to work more effectively as a whole.
Also, the individuals in the relationship can often be misjudged because of the person they are in a relationship with.
For example, a manager may pass up an employee for a promotion because he/she is in a relationship with an individual who does not exemplify the needed characteristics, and it is assumed that the couple is alike in that regard.
This behavioral change can lead to more effective work groups, and in the end, a more productive atmosphere in which open communication is a key aspect.
A couple's relationship can provide further communication channels within the workplace especially if the individuals are members of different departments.
Coworkers in a relationship spend a lot of time together both in and out of the workplace, so there is more opportunity to discuss new approaches and techniques to completing projects together.