16 Mar 2020 16:20 IST

How to avoid shaking hands

It feels weird — but it’s necessary right now; use humour to defuse any tension

With the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, many of us are getting advice to avoid contact with others. In a professional context, that might mean foregoing a hand shake. How do you navigate this potentially awkward situation? First, accept that it’s going to be uncomfortable. While greetings are typically small gestures, they can carry a lot of weight. Decide ahead of time what you’re comfortable doing so you’re confident going into the situation and don’t end up deferring to the other person. Use humour to defuse any tension. And avoid judging anyone for their choices about what they feel comfortable with. Read to know more.