Here’s Why You Should Touch Your Co-Workers More
So maybe you're not into it when Larry from accounting gives you an impromptu shoulder rub at the water cooler... fine, I get it, but there is actually scientific proof that sometimes reaching out and touching your co-workers is a good idea! As long as it's appropriate, Larry!
Why?? Because touch makes a team stronger!
In a UC Berkeley study of NBA teams during the 2008–2009 season, researchers found that players and teams who engaged in celebratory touches (fist bumps, high fives, etc.) after making a basket early in the season performed noticeably better later in the season.
Winning teams spend more time touching than losing teams! So, if you're part of a team at work, and you wanna win, reach over that cubicle and touch someone!