One bad apple can disrupt a work environment and wreak havoc on communication, trust, and collegial relationships -- not to mention productivity. Protecting your team with a "No Jerks" hiring policy is smart and goes a long way to cultivating and preserving a harmonious and high functioning workplace.
The truth of the matter is that life's issues don't stop when we enter our place of employment (for us or for our co-workers). In fact they can be magnified because of the diversity represented. Whether there are two or two thousand people, as long as humans co-exist, opportunity for offense is present.
On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.
For those of you debating whether or not to Facebook friend your boss, DO IT. Seeing pictures of your boss with a piña colada on a beach is pretty much the equivalent of a 6-year-old seeing their teacher outside of the classroom. "You're a real person?! Who likes to do things besides give me homework?"