The Power of Touch

Touch is a fundamental part of human interaction that plays a vital role in the workplace and beyond.

Whether it’s a handshake, fist bump, high-five, a pat on the back, or a friendly hug, touch can help build connections and foster a sense of trust and collaboration among colleagues.

Touch is a great way to increase energy and enthusiasm.

One of the most common forms of touch in the workplace and social arena is the handshake. This simple gesture can convey a great deal of information about a person, including their level of confidence, trustworthiness, and respect for others.

A firm handshake, for example, can convey a sense of strength and confidence, while a limp one may suggest the opposite. A wimpy and un-enthusiastic handshake can drain a potentially powerful moment.

During the pandemic this sort of human touch went away. I heard some people say they were happy it did. I’m not one of those people.

My father taught me how to shake hands at a young age and I’ve found it to be one of the most powerful human interactions on the planet. Even more so when it includes a hug.

In addition to handshakes, other forms of touch can also be valuable in the workplace. A pat on the back can be a sign of encouragement and support, while a touch on the shoulder can convey empathy and concern. Even a fist bump can be a lighthearted way to show camaraderie and a shared sense of purpose.

The high-five is an exclamation point for whenever you feel the need to put it into play. It once got me out of a traffic ticket. When the officer came to the window I high fived her and all she could do was smile and move on.

The first-ever high-five appears to have happened in 1977, during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. After a home run, Dodgers outfielder Dusty Baker high-fived his teammate.

Of course, it’s important to remember that not everyone is comfortable with physical touch, and it’s essential to respect people’s boundaries and preferences. However, for those who are open to it, touch can be a powerful tool for building relationships and enhancing teamwork.

It’s also super important that you touch all your used cars on a regular basis. They will love you for it.

In conclusion, touch is an essential aspect of human communication that can play a vital role in the workplace. It can inspire positive thinking and expand trust.

Touch reduces social anxiety and stress. Physical touch increases levels of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that help regulate your mood and relieve stress and anxiety. Dopamine is also known to regulate the pleasure center in your brain that can offset feelings of anxiety.

From handshakes to pats on the back, these small gestures can help build trust, foster collaboration, and create a more supportive and productive work environment. Touching your used cars will help them go away faster too.

With some caution, let the touching begin. A big high-five to you. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs