A few months ago, I wrote an article about how HR can’t have friends at work and it kind of created controversy. LinkedIn went kind of nuts discussing it, with people digging in their heels on both sides. I stand firmly behind my position that true friendships at work cause problems for a group that has to make so many decisions and advises so many people. So when I got the chance to speak at DisruptHR in Zürich, I jumped on the chance to share my ideas. And I’m so grateful that they let me speak in English. While DisruptHR talks are only 5 minutes long, me talking in German for 5 minutes is about 4 minutes and 55 seconds too much suffering for listeners!