Q&A: Expressing Appreciation in the Workplace Through Physical Touch

Q: What are some safe ways to convey appreciation through physical touch in a work environment?

Gary: This is a good question. We have all heard of sexual harassment in the workplace and we are sensitive to physical touch. However, there are appropriate touches, even in the workplace: a firm hand shake, a high-five, a light tap on the shoulder. Don’t allow fear to prevent from expressing appreciation through touch, especially to those who’ve indicated that physical touch is their primary language of appreciation.