Bizarre and hilarious rules of conduct for staff have been established by Netflix. The response from the bewildered cast and crew on the first film set to be affected, Black Mirror in London, was irreverent humour – with people reportedly looking at each other, counting to five, then diverting their eyes. I imagine they may have felt like they were living in an episode of the dystopian series!
An extreme example of the kind of environments #MeToo is spawning, and surely an over-dramatic death throe of intrusive, authoritarian, bloated Human Relations departments in the workplace.
Humans are a sexually reproducing species and, when you put them into close contact in places of work, flirting is a virtually inevitable consequence. Sometimes it will be welcomed and can even lead to serious relationships, sometimes it is ill-judged with comic, tragic or simply uncomfortable results (possibly depending on your perspective). But, in the vast majority of cases, individuals are able to manage such situations quite well on their own.