When was the last time you went to a crowded beach or park, or even went to an outdoor concert where you had to sit on the grass? I can bet you did something – because everyone does this. You set up a perimeter didn’t you? A what?! A perimeter. You put down your blanket, maybe an umbrella, some chairs, etc. You made sure you carved out ‘your’ space, in a public space that is open to everyone. Hell, let’s face it – if you would have had portable fencing you would have put that up as well. Humans like to collect, build and attempt to keep all of it. It’s why the Great Wall of China was built. It’s why we have a silly fence up between the U.S. and Mexico. It’s why you have a 6 foot high fence up around your 40 foot by 40 foot backyard in the suburbs. You’re protecting ‘your’ space.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.