Is there such a thing as mid-term election etiquette at work? Mid-term elections are just around the corner across the United States.  And since employees today typically spend more time at work than anywhere else, is it possible to have peaceful politics at work? Is it okay to talk politics at all? Many offices don’t… Read More


Meetings can be a way to focus on business issues, gather input and jointly solve problems. But, many people don’t practice good meeting  etiquette. According to a recent report in USA Today,* attendees ranked the four meeting etiquette pet peeves below as the most annoying.  Here are the faux pas and best practices to avoid… Read More


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Business etiquette is the polish that helps create courteous and respectful business environments and relationships with coworkers, clients and customers. High standards of professional manners are what makes interacting with others enjoyable and pleasant. And makes you look impressive! Here are 10 timeless business etiquette rules. Do a little self-assessment. Consider these marks of professionalism… Read More


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


With March Madness 2017 on the minds of many employees these days, how should employers handle the lure of NCAA college hoops versus sacrificing office productivity? A recent survey by OfficeTeam reported that half of senior managers said activities tied to the tournament – such as office pools focused on the 68-team brackets — boost… Read More


Millennials prefer texting, but phone skills remain essential. If you’re a Millennial, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that boxy thing on your desk by now. It rings and you can talk on it. But, you can’t text on it or download apps. Is it still a necessary part of your office gadgets? Yes, it’s still a relevant… Read More


To give, or not to give in the workplace: That is the question. Just one of the questions, actually, since the whole area of holiday gift giving in the workplace can be tricky. Before you make your list (and check it twice) consider these five common gift-giving dilemmas, with expert advice on how to handle them… Read More


Good business etiquette also means good smartphone etiquette. It used to be that one of the worst office blunders was taking someone’s food from the fridge or pushing the business casual envelope a little too far on Casual Friday’s. Now, some of the worst blunders are from cell phone mistakes. According to a nationwide survey… Read More


Today more than ever, smart phone etiquette  in meetings is a topic of frustration. Maybe you’ve had this happen: You’re giving a presentation and half the people in the room are checking their smart phones or texting at some point—even your boss. You’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How do I get my coworkers to… Read More