Workplace EtiquettesCourtesy and etiquettes are logically expected from every employee at the work place. In the true sense of the word, workplace etiquettes depict respect and courtesy that you hold for your workplace mates. This article discusses the workplace dos and don'ts every employee must follow to portray their best image.
Workplace don'ts are just a matter of common sense as these are not appreciated and tolerated anywhere. Although you can expect a counter reaction most of the time, a dismissal notice might also be only a desk away. So, here's what you should avoid doing at your workplace:
v Avoid getting into both physical and verbal acts of mockery that have racial or sexual connotation.
v It's unhealthy to badmouth or gossip about other colleagues or your boss. Avoid the temptation to do so by refusing to even listen to it in the first place.
v Trying to receive "preferential treatment" from the supervisory heads or boss brings absolute disgrace to one's productivity. Instead, concentrate on working hard to become the most productive employee (Read How to Beat Non-Productivity at Your Workplace)to climb the success ladder.
v Behave modestly, and do not blow your own trumpet of earlier achievements. It signals as an attention seeker.
v It is unacceptable to assume certain behavior and yet continue practicing it the other way round. Although people do hold on to their phones on silent, they continue to respond to the received texts and phone calls. Matters that leave you uncertain should be worked out about, for instance, eating at your work station, etc.
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Similarly, there are certain workplace dos that every employee should follow as acts of common sense. You are expected to behave well, show good manners, and respect everyone at the workplace regardless of their designation and status. These dos actually develop your basic personality image.
v Give respect and be courteous to everyone in the workplace, even if you dislike someone.
v Keep your voice low to let others work. This also helps you to stay away from becoming an annoying figure for other employees.
v Helping others to make their tasks easier can bring you a lot of praise and add positivity to your image as well.
v Dress impeccably; it adds grace to your personality. Once you have done that, follow the code of conduct.
v Ensure that you are abiding by the rules established for using workplace email as well your cell phone.
v All of us are hired and paid to work. So, stay away from all activities that draw off your attention from work.
v Always bring a positive attitude to work and never forget to wear your smile.
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