Does office romance actually make you a better worker?
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Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza are the co-founders of Clearco, a $2bn lender to ecommerce start-ups - and they shared a romance before sharing assets. They’ve now split up as a couple, and in this episode, they go public with what happened - and why they think they still make a good team.
Then Isabel talks to FT colleague and Working It regular Emma Jacobs about the different ways organisations try to police office relationships, and why that is never going to succeed in stopping people from falling in love or having a messy break-up.
Want to read more?
Emma Jacobs on workplace handbooks - a new twist on the old rules of the office https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/b69d4fb7-9b6b-4507-bb0e-ac9a02de37ba
The rise of office romances - the stats https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/press-room/press-releases/pages/new-shrm-survey-the-rise-of-workplace-romance.aspx
Successful co-founders who are couples https://sifted.eu/articles/married-cofounders/
ClearCo’s Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza https://clear.co/en-uk/about-us/
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