Wrap your arms around me
I accept that I may not always come across as the most touchy-feely person on the interweb it is ok….I can live with that. And yet at the same time I know that in HR we are all known as a bunch of tree huggers. Well, I’m going to let you into a little secret, I don’t hug trees, but I do hug people.
Ok, not just anyone…..I mean I don’t walk up to people in the street and hug them. Nor do I follow people around or write them scary letters. I’m normal, not psycho. Well ok, just a little psycho…..but then we all need to have a hobby. Come to think of it, I need a new balaclava….
But what about hugging at work? Should we, shouldn’t we, do we, don’t we? Would the workplace be better if we were to hug people every now and then? Would it break down boundaries or would it cause discomfort and unease? Is it a British thing to be so uptight about physical contact?
In my role as chief protagonist and leader of change, I feel it is beholden on me to make a stand. Starting right now. I’m off to hug the CEO…….I’ll let you know how I get on……