We’ve all been there…silently enduring a coworker’s annoying habit or behavior. And most often, coworkers don’t even realize that their own actions or behaviors are unintentionally annoying others. Most people aren’t comfortable confronting the offender or speaking to the boss about it. So, people just continue repeating the irritating little habits that, over time, start… Read More

Business woman using smartphone

Good cell phone etiquette is a must in today’s technology-driven workplace.  And, it’s part of good business etiquette and office courtesy. Most people don’t intend to be rude on their smartphones. They just aren’t intentional about using these indispensable devices in a respectful, inoffensive way. Unfortunately, many companies still do not have policies on smartphone… Read More

Business Team

No one would dispute that today’s gloomy economic news is a concern for workers everywhere. But, did you know that using workplace etiquette to show courtesy and respect to those in your department or team is a winning way to build up your team? Workplace etiquette pays in two ways for you and your team.… Read More

Co-workers on Coffee Break

Successful employees have good workplace etiquette that begins with “strong interpersonal skills” according to Joseph Grenny, co-author of the best seller Crucial Conversations. Interpersonal skills include common courtesies. However, sometimes it seems courtesy has gone the way of the typewriter.  Many business professionals spend 40 plus hours a week with coworkers, often in cramped quarters… Read More