A lot of people say that the office is kind of like a family. There is a grandmother figure who always has candy, an older uncle who tells the corniest jokes, and a lot of sibling squabbling. But is it right to treat the HR department like parental figures?
Employees run to the HR department when the smallest confrontation arises, but why? We are all adults here people! TLNT.com suggests that teaching employees to work out their issues themselves promotes camaraderie, collaboration, and confidence. Plus it is always awkward when you call Shelly in HR “mom” on accident.