Australians are being encourage to ‘Tell It Like Kyrgios’ in the workplace and inform co-workers of who has slept with their partner.
The idea came after Nick Kyrgios told the Stan Wawrinka that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis slept with his girlfriend.
“Workplaces are often incestuous places but people often tip toe around topics like this,” said Shelly Rogers a leading HR consultant.
“What Nick has taught us is that it’s OK to try to upset someone by shaming their partner for something they shouldn’t be ashamed about at all.”
“This is a wonderful, transparent and honest way to build team culture based on shaming half the population for behaviour men do too.”
The initiative has already been welcomed by senior male managers.
“This is a wonderful idea. As a man, the double standards that exist between men and women can only benefit me here,” said Darren Castleman, who is Head of Sales at a stationary company.
“I’m dead keen for word to get out that I slept with Danielle in accounts, while she’ll be treated like she’s a terrible person.”
Communications Advisor Tim Sanders said he had already told Mike in finance that he’d slept with his girlfriend at the 2009 Christmas party.
“The doctor says I’m healing nicely but that my jaw will never be the same.”
“While I was in hospital I had some time to reflect on what a horrible, horrible person I am and that I should make some changes. So I guess some good has come from ‘Tell It Like Kyrgios Day’ already.”
However, some people have described the initiative as ‘horrible’ and ‘something only awful people would do’.
Charles Bremman, a Chief Operating Officer at an ASX50 company said he was more comfortable with ‘known unknowns’ in the workplace.
“I prefer not to know what my staff do in their private lives. There’s a reason they’re private.”
“Who would do something like this anyway? That’s not how a man behaves, it’s how little boys act when they are clueless about life and full of false bravado.”
Several workplace lawyers said the initiative ‘breached every workplace policy they could think of’ and anyone doing it would probably be sacked.