To Hug or Not To Hug?
11 July 2018: Are you a hugger or a hand-shaker – or neither? When a work colleague returns from holiday or maternity leave, do you go in for the double bear-hug or a friendly hello from across the desk?
For those people who prefer a non-physical greeting, the direction of office etiquette may be moving against you.
There is evidence that workplaces are seeing a rise in hugging culture. In a survey last year more than half of advertising and marketing executives said hugging was common, up from a third in the survey in 2011.
Experts say it could have a lot to do with more relaxed workplace environments.