Workplace Etiquette

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Proper workplace etiquette can smooth out your day-to-day ex­­peri­­ence and give your reputation a boost. Jacquelyn Smith, writing for Business Insider, shares some tips to follow.
What guidelines are there for sending email invitations for a formal event?
Priscilla Claman, writing at Harvard Business Review, offers these tactics to disagree professionally and effectively.
While some employees don’t mind, others find it offensive. Readers, etiquette experts and human resource consultants offer their views.
A good, well-timed handshake to pair with your grin is a sure way to stand out, whether you’re at the company picnic or an industry conference. Here’s how important it is: The prospective employee with the best handshake is more likely to get the job, research shows.
Corporate gifts aren’t just for holidays.
Time management; constructive criticism; comma placement; and clean email

You CAN avoid workplace politics

January 27, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Workplace politics are inevitable, so it’s essential you find a way to deal with it professionally, according to Uloop.

Bad habits kill good communication

January 20, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Communication is essential to a successful office, but no matter how much we practice our communication skills, there are still bad habits. These bad habits can kill your conversations right out of the gate, writes Kristin Wong for Lifehacker. By working on breaking them, you can im­­prove your communication skills.
When you work in a field that involves a lot of communication and collaboration, you can expect plenty of calls from co-workers each day. But if they don’t leave a message or follow up with an email, are you expected to call them back?
Even if your workplace has a re­­laxed environment, office etiquette is still important, Jason Kulpa, CEO of Underground Elephant, writes for Mashable. Here are the office rules he thinks are the most important.
Social media rules can be complex and confusing, writes BuzzFeed Senior Writer Tom Phillips, who offers eight ways to navigate this online universe.
In a large organization, it can be hard to get to know everyone, yet sometimes you need to support teams you don’t often work with. How can you get to know everyone across the organization better to make cooperating easier?
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