Workplace Etiquette

Long-term discomfort, doctor’s appointments, absenteeism … these things interrupt the flow of our work experience and become so noticeable to our colleagues that we’re better off illuminating our situation. Keep these tips in mind.
Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.

Please stop! TMI!

April 5, 2018 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Here are the topics that make people feel queasy when you discuss them at work, according to a survey, ranked by the percentage of people who said, “Please don’t talk about that!”
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.
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.