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 main professional etiquette at all times. Our office etiquette tips will help you put your best foot forward.

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Maria had been emailing back and forth with a colleague all day about a work issue, when she finally decided to cc the boss. It felt like the right thing to do. But that’s not how it turned out. In­­stead, it came back to bite her. How to avoid cc’ing up and other email faux pas:

Perfume? Too personal. Coffee maker? Too expensive (unless it’s a group gift). The rules for gift-giving at work, in those offices that swap presents, are fairly straightforward. Here’s advice from experts:

When a group of co-workers chip in to buy a gift for a colleague, should they allow noncontributors to sign the card, as well? Or should they leave the gift shirkers out in the cold? An office coordinator in Florida posed this etiquette question to us recently.

A passenger who checked in for an Air Canada flight was handed a first-class boarding pass even though he was an infrequent flier on a cheap ticket. Why? “Our station manager noticed how well-dressed you are and told me to up­­grade you,” the gate agent told him.
What helped clinch this year’s OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award for Deborah Carter? ... Perk up your daily emails with MeebleMail ... Double-check your work. A survey by Accountemps shows that “lack of attention to detail/sloppy work” is the No. 1 pet peeve of CFOs ...

Think beyond Evite with these three digital greeting-card sites: Paperless Post, Pingg and Punchbowl.

They're in every office. Nosy, rude and even outright hostile co-workers drag you down. What's worse, they distract you from your work, threaten your career and drain you emotionally. When a co-worker asks you a way-too-personal question, here are 6 polite ways to respond to her prying questions... When a jaw-droppingly rude email arrives in your inbox, follow these steps...
Nearly six in 10 Americans (56%) say they have lost their temper due to poor service. Unfortunately, rudeness runs rampant in today’s society, which means it’s even more appreciated by others when you show courtesy, patience and problem-solving ability.
When actress Lindsay Lohan opted to wear a short, snug-­fitting white dress to her court appearance, public relations pro Meryl Weinsaft Cooper wrote on her blog, “The dress spoke volumes, though clearly not about what she had hoped it would.” What can we learn from Lohan’s wardrobe dysfunction? Plenty.
Manners are an important part of the work world. And knowing cultural and regional differences is just as important as we move toward a more global economy. Here's what recently polled admins and executives had to say about business etiquette.
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