Friday, April 13, 2007

Touching Others at Work

I'm just kidding. It is really hard to gauge how much touch is appropriate in the workplace.

On the one hand, we know this: people need to be touched. Touch can be healing, nourishing, and all around helpful.

On the other hand, we also know this: touch can be inappropriate and harmful, particularly if it is done by someone with more power to someone with less. I'm trying not to bring that mental image of Bush with Merkel in St. Petersburg to mind. God, that was gross.

So, how often are you touched at work?

Mepoopsie is conducting her own week-long assessment of touch in her own workplace. I'll check back with her in the coming week.