Even if you like your boss, the thought of physically hugging them might make you cringe. Your boss may not want you hugging them either.
Let me take the awkwardness out of National Hug Your Boss Day that takes place in September each year.
Instead of giving real hugs, give your boss or supervisor Hershey’s Hugs with a handwritten note or card. If you appreciate that your boss makes coming to work enjoyable, you should let him or her know. Make sure to give specifics on reasons why you’re glad to have that person as your boss.
Does your boss trust you to get the work done instead of micro-managing? Does your boss share information openly and candidly? Does your boss take time to appreciate you as a person instead of just an employee? Is your boss supportive of work-life balance?