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Business Etiquette

Professional office etiquette isn’t as simple as it once was. Now there’s email etiquette, office meeting etiquette, and more.

Business Management Daily’s business etiquette tips will help you maintain professional etiquette at all times. Our office etiquette tips will help you put your best foot forward.

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Resist the urge to compete with people you are meeting for the first time—and focus on connecting with them instead. Here’s how.
Wearing headphones at work is a great way to cut out noise and distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. Follow these tips to wear them without hurting workplace collaboration or communication.
Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.
Everybody has at least one co-worker whose behavior grates their nerves. Make sure that you aren’t the one annoying others by avoiding these three seemingly innocent communication mistakes.
During networking events, it’s all too easy to become trapped in a conversation that is dragging on and on. Use these tips to exit without offending the other person.
Jim O’Connor, author of CUSS CONTROL: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, says “No,” despite research and reports that state the contrary. Here’s why

While you should do your best to avoid leaving a meeting early, sometimes you just can help it, when higher-priority commitments overlap with the meeting time. If you have a compelling reason for cutting the meeting short, follow these steps.

Make a great first impression when you introduce yourself.

When someone sends you an email invitation for a meeting or work social event, should you follow certain etiquette? Absolutely. Here are the rules.

Steve Harvey just landed smack dab in the middle of another scandal. The author, comedian and TV host was ripped to shreds in the media when a memo he sent his staff went viral.
We made these mistakes so you don't have to.
Earlier this week, I stumbled across JobSchmob.com, a website that is ripe with content for this column. If you ever want to put your own job issues in perspective, check it out.
With as much as we use social media for both personal and professional reasons, it’s smart to revisit some etiquette rules.
Numerous studies tell us that men are more likely to interrupt women than vice versa, and they interrupt women more than they do other men.
Ensure that you aren’t one of these types of meeting participants.
It’s easy to come across as impatient, curt and rude—especially in a follow-up email—so avoid these phrases altogether.
While some employees don’t mind, others find it offensive. Readers, etiquette experts and human resource consultants offer their views.

Uh-oh. You cried at work. Whatever the reason, you let your emotions get the better of you. You don’t want to let one emotional outburst make you look weak or unprofessional, so follow this advice to rebound.

If you don’t think there’s much to those half-hearted questions about your co-workers’ Saturday and Sunday experiences, you might want to sit down. We’ve spotted four different levels of psychology going on there—all depending on how you phrase things.

Don’t let clumsy messaging cause legal liability in job rejections.
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