Who's a hugger out there? Many years ago (25 to be exact), my best friend's sister and her husband came over for dinner one night. At the end of the night, when we were saying our goodbyes, instead of handshakes, we got hugs from both of them. Not just the quick hug — but a deep hug with a real squeeze that meant something.
Once you’ve diagnosed if you are working in a toxic environment (see last post), there are a number of ways to deal with it:Leave. Stay and move to another team/department/division/location. Stay and endure.