The employee morale dance


I’ve been reading up a lot on strategies to motivate employees and increase morale, and I ran across this article, which has the following in it:



1. Watch how you’re standing. Men enjoy standing side by side when speaking to one another. Women enjoy facing each other while talking to one another. Women: When approaching a man, slowly position your torso at an angle to his torso to make him comfortable. Gentlemen, to make a woman comfortable, slowly move your torso so you’re standing face to face with her to make her comfortable.


I just can’t help but wonder what happens if you have a man and a woman who have both read this advice who need to talk to each other?


Comments (8)

  1. Korby Parnell says:

    Hah! It’s also oddly inappropriate in a ‘writer’s love this’ sorta way. Try as I might, my vigilant editor would never let something like, "slowly position your torso at an angle to his torso to make him comfortable" into a build. Imagine how that localizes!

  2. Wesley Peace says:

    Does the word "Dancing" come to mind. 😉

  3. McGroarty says:

    "I just can’t help but wonder what happens if you have a man and a woman who have both read this advice who need to talk to each other?"

    You’ve just invented dancing.

  4. Keith Garner says:

    "Take a step forward, now take a step back. Take a step forward, now take a step back. And now we’re doing the cha-cha"

  5. Clinton Pierce says:

    Keith++ for the Real Genius reference. 🙂

  6. Jim Bolla says:

    It’s our inherent knowledge of the same principal taught in firearms safety…

    Never point that thing at something you’re not willing to destroy.

  7. a long long time ago.... says:

    Turning your torso ensures NOTHING is pointing her way…..

  8. greg says:

    "I just can’t help but wonder what happens if you have a man and a woman who have both read this advice who need to talk to each other?"

    That’s why the came up with square dancing…