Entries by Andrea P. Howe

To Hug or Not to Hug?

I’ve had several awkward moments greeting several different clients in the past few months, where the unspoken question for both of us has been, “To hug or not to hug?” The question seems to arise with clients who fall in two categories: 1 – Business friends – these are clients with whom I don’t necessarily […]

The ROI of Business Friendships

Karen Salmansohn publishes a “Be Happy Dammit Tips” Newsletter. She quotes some fascinating statistics about the value of business friendships. For example: – People with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their work. – Close friendships at work boost employee satisfaction by nearly 50%. – People with […]