ETIQUETTE IN THE WORKPLACE

| August 27, 2013
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Being employed is an imperative part of life. While a person may head into their office or workplace each and everyday, there are many people who struggle with interacting and socializing with coworkers. Learning proper etiquette in the workplace is essential, so here are a few tips to help.

Dress for Success

There will be millions of employees who will walk into their workplace wearing clothes that are not professional. While many companies do not require a business suit or dress suit, it is imperative for employees to discuss dress code with their employers. Certain articles of clothing may not be permitted, but it will be up to the employee to learn what is appropriate or not. Jeans are popular options for many causal work environments, but there are companies that do not allow denim. No matter what the dress code is, dressing properly should be mandatory. It should be common sense that graphic tees, miniskirts, or sneakers should not be allowed. Employers want to see their workers wearing clothing that reflects their personality, but not their laziness.

Avoid Profanity and Negativity

Using profanity is popular amongst most individuals today. Some people will even believe it to be second nature and something that they do not even notice. However, even if profanity is used at home the majority of the time, it should never be used in the workplace. Certain words can be truly offensive to others. While one word may be a popular term used at home, it may not be something polite or common in other people’s homes. Profanity is not professional, so it should never be used while at work. Even if a comment or statement does not contain profanity, it still may be negative. Constant negativity, complaining, bickering about work load, or gossiping is not permitted in most workplaces. Employees should maintain a mature persona and refrain from any profanity and negative comments.

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