In today’s diversified workplace, several norms which at one time may have seemed quite acceptable, maybe even welcome like hugging a colleague who is leaving the company or hugging someone who has lost a close family member; need to be revisited. There are many who may find such attention very unwelcome and even an encroachment on their privacy.
In the age of the MeToo movement and multi-cultural, diversified workgroups; there are many challenges that face Human Resources. They need to draw out corporate policies that not only accommodate their workforce and acceptable behaviors, but also continue to maintain the “human-ness” within their workplace.
A nice read titled: To hug or not to hug: A 5-step guide to embracing at work
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