Female employees queue up to smooch the male master in a Shanghai company before starting their work – the bizarre logic is that it strengthens the bonding and enhances the work culture.

A company in China makes their female workers kiss their boss on the lips every day before they start work. The Beijing-based company is from the Tongzhou district. It makes the female workers line up between 9 and 9.30am to share a kiss with their boss – in an apparent attempt to strengthen the bond between employee and manager.

According to a report from Chinese news company Sohu, many of the women at the business, which sells home-brewery equipment, were initially reluctant to conform with the idea. Almost all do now agree to the practice, but a newspaper Shanghaiist reports that two staff members refused and have since resigned.

More than half of the company’s staff are females and the company’s boss claims that the practice will improve the company’s work culture and bond them “like fish and water”. However, there are a large number of people, who have started questioning this fanciful new system as to how the women could accept the practice.

Wags in India do not lag behind in asking mischievous questions like how about a boss being a female and majority of employees being males? Does it not titillate? There has not been any authentic survey so far that how far this system has helped in having the productivity increased in the company but one thing is sure if arena of kissing is extended between male employee to female employee and vice-versa, then there would almost be hundred percent presence in the offices, shops and workshops, etc. Beautiful female employees would be most sought after even by those male workers, who are on the verge of retirement. It is also possible that many oldies may turn out to be Romeos.

Believe it or not, this system will have more advantages than one can think of. For instance, there would not be any sexual harassment at workplace because the male employees would have the official sanction to kiss a female colleague. The only disadvantage will be that some female employees will not be able to misuse the Sexual Harassment Act against their bosses or colleagues. While the female employees would always try to remain attractive and dainty, the males would not be behind them in keeping themselves prim and proper.

A kiss, as they say, is a compelling combination of anatomy, sensation, and emotion; a rush of hormones and sensory messages flood the body and brain, and the heartbeat flutters faster.

The famous Indian sex text The Kama Sutra advises going for the lips, of course, as well as the inside of the mouth, the breasts, the throat and most places on the face. Science also provides some clues: It turns out that a disproportionate amount of brain space is taken up with processing information from the lips compared to the rest of our bodies. “Just a light brush on them stimulates a very large part of the brain – an area even more expansive than would be activated by sexual stimulation below the belt. Kissing is universal. Regular lip-locks signify a healthy relationship and perpetuate affection and attachment.”

Kissing never gets old — even when we do. While there hasn’t been much study of kissing and longevity, there’s reason to think that kissing is vital – and enjoyable – throughout our lives. Kissing is so important to long-term bonds; it helps to maintain a relationship.

Anyway, all are excited about the above practice being introduced in a Chinese company. Who knows, it may spread sooner than later?

H.L. Kumar, Advocate

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