The Reckoning Over Office Romances: “Many business leaders don’t seem to believe the rules apply to them”

From a New York Times guest essay by Joanne Lipman and Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld headlined “Jeff Zucker and the Reckoning Over Office Romances”:

The headlines about the resignation of CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, over his romantic relationship with a colleague are electrifying CNN’s defenders and antagonists alike and fueling endless speculation about possible corporate power plays behind the scenes. For those, like us, who have been writing for years about men, women and the workplace, this unfolding scandal also points out how difficult it is to regulate office romance and how unevenly corporate policies around consensual relationships are enforced.