Hugs are great and all, but does every greeting and parting at work warrant an embrace? Research psychologist Peggy Drexler doesn’t think so. Writing in Time magazine’s end-of-year issue, she urged an end to the “hugging arms race” in professional settings.
Yes, HR pro, she’s talking to you.
Sure, she wrote, a hug is appropriate on occasions of great professional accomplishment, big life events or personal loss. Otherwise, she advised, “hug sparingly.”