Beware to use certain hand gestures. It may have different meaning in different countries.
It is actually used positively. It depicts everything is going according to the plan in UK , Europe but considered as an insult in Bangladesh . In Thailand, its a sign of condemn. In Australia, it means OK and thumb up and down alternatively means an insult.
Its using an index finger to call a person commonly. But, its seductive hand gesture in Phillipines. Even, one can be punished there for it. In Japan, its a rude gesture. In Singapore, it indicates death.
Putting thumb and index finger of one hand together mean money in India and Japan but it is a gesture of obscenity in Germany and Brazil. It means zero in France. In Turkey, it means homosexual.
It is a sign of victory in US but in UK and Australia it may be insulting. It means peace in North America..
It means to stop generally. But in Singapore or Malaysia,this sign indicates someone is hailing someones attention or asking permission to speak..
It is also called ‘bulls horn’ gesture. Generally, it means rock on . In Africa, its a curse . In Italy, Spain , Portugal and Brazil, it means insult at soccer matches behind back.
This gesture is used to signify that nothing bad would happen. But, in Vietnam, its considered a obscene gesture.
It may be comfortable posture for most of us while sitting with a chair and table but it could mean your coworker is penurious in Mexico and South America.
So, next time you use some gesture , check who is in front of you and in which country you are present.