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People are human and when we spend time together in the workplace, situations that may be inappropriate arise. In this week’s newsletter, we take a look at human interaction in the workplace, from how to communicate with candor and kindness to navigating the murky waters of employee relationships and inappropriate touching.

The boundaries of appropriate touch in the workplace

We all know what is clearly considered to be sexual harassment, but what about interactions that fall into a gray area, such as a pat on the back or a touch on the arm? Quartz takes a look at some practical guidelines on touch in the workplace.


When a manager gets romantically involved with their employee

Love in the workplace is always tricky, especially in today’s environment; and it occurs more frequently than you might think, according to a new survey. It gets even more problematic for both the organization and other employees when managers and their subordinates enter into romantic relationships. Namely discusses the do’s and don’ts of how companies can best handle these relationships.


Kim Scott gets candid about hugging in the workplace and more

Entrepreneur, author, and all-around badass Kim Scott talks about when hugging in the workplace is inappropriate, as well as how to be a boss that is candid and competent without being a jerk in our recent podcast episode of Open, Honest, and Direct. You won’t want to miss this one!


Podcast Alert! We recently started a podcast about where we take a behind the scenes look at how to build a high performing team from the leaders who built them.

You can find it on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts; and also you can find highlights of the episode on our website.


Cheers,


Aaron

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