Getting It Right Today! Modern Etiquette is about minding your manners in the workplace. Surprisingly many of the points dealt with would have been in our Mother’s golden rules to polite behavior.
What gives people pause for thought? Well, there are the so many little points of social manners. It is interesting to break down the topics. Dress codes are a hot issue or rather a lack of them among the Gen Y and the employers. It is partly about how casual is casual? When men and women are invited to an occasion, and the stipulation ‘dress informal’ often results in women reading this as a chance to rush into their best whilst the mean have no such interpretation of the liberal code and feel free to come as they are.
Despite the appearance of outward neutrality, the workplace is turning out to be a hive of doubts about what is cause of offence in conduct between the sexes. Does a woman like a man to open the door for her on official ground? Then, there is the delicate matter of gestures and remarks between members of the opposite sex calls for clarification.
Machines can’t yet tick people off for being discourteous but no doubt telecommunications will be the first branch of technology to do so. The means has created many new ifs and buts in the minds of users in circumstances in which politeness counts.
'Modern Etiquette’ and You
Say, you have noticed a man at a drinks party whom you do not know but whom you would like to meet in person. Somehow you feel it is not right to buttonholing him.
Which option would be your choice?
Or, when you take out a client to lunch should you aim to book a table nearer to his/her office than to your own, choose somewhere in-between or choose a place for your own convenience?
Which of the following option is appropriate?
Bring Your Manners to Work
Manners matter in up-keeping good relationships. From talking loudly on one's cell phone and texting during meetings, to dressing inappropriately, and to showing up late, are bad manners and they are bad for businesses.
Because it's statistically important to Bring Your Manners to Work every day – here is a list of positive doings in manners:
Using good manners is essential to a healthy workplace. When you or others cross the courtesy line, it's time to revisit the basics of manners and consideration within your organization. When your company has a foundation of good manners, it will encourage your co-workers to act appropriately – and it will encourage them to accept nothing less from those around them.
‘Be the First to Set the Example’
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