The end of the handshake, as we know it

greetings around the world

Types of greetings around the world

Two businesswomen in suits shaking hands and smiling.

friendly business handshake

handshake

a firm handshake

It has been a long time coming, but it appears we are near to the end of the handshake, as we know it.

handshake

a firm handshake

One of the main factors  that seems to have brought about the demise of the handshake, as we know it,  may be all the bugs and viruses that have been going around recently. The handshake is being perceived as a medium that can spread germs

Which greeting is the cleanest?

Which greeting is the cleanest?

The next obvious step is the  fist bump, but the question is, if someone extends their hand to you for a handshake, do you respond with a fist bump, just to avoid some nasty germs?

fist bump or handshake

fist bump or handshake

 I think that the fist bump, will gradually catch on, even with  mainstream business circles. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that if you will get the job if you fist bump someone who is extending their hand to you expecting a handshake.

fist bump procedure

fist bump procedure

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