If you want to communicate effectively with your work colleagues, try taking off your socks or throwing a dice and playing a board game.
Being truthful, opening up and having fun are what two experts in effective communication say we all need.
And as for handshakes, well, you might just need to work on that too.
Geraldine Coy is the Managing Partner of Red Tin Shed. She’s a mediator and team coach who invented the board game Brave Truth.
Rinske Ginsberg a lecturer in acting at the Victorian College of the Arts conducts workshops on effective communication.
Matt Von Wald is the National Business Manager for Australian Brushware Corporation.