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Show me the love

If you’re looking for an example of a touchy-feely corporate culture, look no further than Red Moon. The online gaming firm has come up with a “unique” approach to building company camaraderie, according to the Chengdu Evening News.

The boss, Lisa Ma says she has launched a new policy entitled ‘to love, to come together, to embrace’. Each morning at 8.30, she stands at the entrance to company HQ and hugs each member of staff as they come in. Just after midday, the directors then have to hug staff too. And at 5.30pm all staff are instructed to hug one other. Reluctant staff are reminded of company rules, says the newspaper. The embrace must last at least 3 seconds. Half-hearted huggers will be fined Rmb50.

Apparently female employees have been quicker to accept the new practice than the men, who have been racking up fines.


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