Love's Labor

Managing the executive affair

How should management react when a man and a woman, both competent and successful executives with the firm, fall in love? The answer is interesting enough, but so too is who is asking the question: the September/October issue of the Harvard Business Review, the premier American journal of management. Sandwiched between an article titled "Product Defects and Productivity" and one on "Cutting Down the Guesswork in R & D" is a piece on how to handle love and sex in the executive suite.

Author Eliza G.C. Collins, a senior editor of the HER, observes that the influx of savvy,...

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