New welcoming rituals during the coronavirus pandemic

Constantly increasing the number of cases of coronavirus all over world has had a far-reaching impact on how we live and interact with each other, causing many changes that may be long lasting or even permanent.

The highest officials of the security services health in the world state that certain social norms such as compliance social distance and alternatives to handshakes – as one of of the main forms of transmission of the virus, should continue to operate even when the pandemic is over.

The pandemic has changed everything we know, especially our social relationships. People try to support social connections in a creative way, but at the same time life has become different, and it happens it is difficult to adapt to new everyday conditions.

The handshake, a standard greeting style used by officials and businessmen, among others, has been replaced by fist or elbow bumps during the pandemic to reduce contact

In South Korea, deep bows and kicks have become popular fists In Australia officials suggest people pat each other on the back instead of shaking hands hand, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted greeting people in the namaste style – slightly bowing and putting the palms together.

As many people around the world are coming out of quarantine and resume their social life, experts predict that a certain measure social contacts will disappear forever.

According to Tiziana Casciaro, professor of organizational behavior at According to the University of Toronto, Canada, handshakes are the “primary driver” that people use to express trust to each other. This is much better than the European habit kiss when meeting or otherwise touch the face during greeting friends and acquaintances. But in any case, a rejection of the usual style greeting partners or close friends can come as a bit of a shock to most people.

A certain uncertainty in social welcoming ceremonies can affect our relationships. Quite it may happen that people “save” handshakes and hugs for those they trust the most. And for those who don’t enters the immediate social circle, they will appear greetings in a new style, without involving touching the skin. And it’s already happening we just don’t focus on it yet.

Quarantine measures have forced much of the workforce to work from home, and a report by the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication suggests that many of them enjoy being away from the office

According to the report, 42 percent of survey participants stated that the experience made them want to work from home more. More than 60 percent of out-of-office workers said they enjoyed the option dress casually managing your time and not commuting.

About 78 percent said they work at home as much as effective as in the office, or even more so, according to a report in which surveyed more than 50,000 people from 86 countries.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that close 50 percent of the company’s employees can work remotely during the next 5-10 years, while Twitter will allow some employees at their option permanently work at home.

Zach Emmanuel is an analyst at a global market research firm Mintel noted that pandemics have always been the enemy of human life in the city, and an increase in working from home means that fewer people use public transport by transport.

“The virus put public transport system in a difficult situation, urging people not to use it without an urgent need. Getting out of such a situation will be difficult and will lead to changes in work such agencies, especially when it comes to persuading people to return to overcrowded buses and subway cars,” he said Emmanuel.

He added that a number of measures are being developed to improve security technologies, including the use of ultraviolet, reconfiguration of the location seats in buses and checking the temperature of passengers in front the way they occupy seats in salons.

Chen Xuefeng, deputy director of the Institute of Chinese Psychology of the Academy of Sciences, stated: “In the post-pandemic era, people will probably, for a certain time will behave more conservatively. They will pay more attention to themselves, for example, take care about your health, spend more time alone, transfer some social activity to the Internet, communicate less and save money. It is not may not change the world even more, and the consequences of the pandemic cannot be predicted currently no one.”

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