Many business owners and workplaces have different rules regarding this and the opinions are divided. On the one hand, having your staff as a very close team that are best friends could work in your favour because their work output could be a lot better. It has been proved time and time again that friend’s work better as a team and therefore, if your staff were close friends, they would work better in their teams and bring in more money to the company. On the other hand, if one member of staff tries to do something that is against the rules or is doing something that does not benefit the company, a group of friends would likely cover up for the friend and not speak to the management. They would be loyal to their friend even in the case of the company losing money in the process over being loyal to the company and speaking out. One example of many is when a staff member is pretending to go out on work duties but is instead going out to meet a girlfriend or a boyfriend or is going out on dates with their significant other during paid working hours. If the staff were a bunch of strangers, the news is likely to get to the management soon enough however, with a group of friends, you might see the team making excuses, covering up and giving false alibis for the person that is leaving the workplace unauthorized.
Building a strong workforce
You will need to have finest corporate team building activities in Singapore in your workplace in order to build up a strong team but you will have to maintain a standard within the workplace among staff as well. These activities make team members closer and teach them to work better within the workplace like the pieces of a puzzle and this will indeed maintain a high return on investment for the money you invest in your staff. This said however, you will need to have rules to govern your staff and their work.
Some interesting things you could do to keep the workplace interesting and to keep your workforce active is to have a cooking team building workshop or other such activities and games every week or every fortnight.
In some office, you will see married couples working within the same office and in some offices, one member is often asked to leave the company if they were to develop a romantic relationship. Both of these have their own pros and cons. You will need to weight them and decide which is best for your company.