Good of­fice manners are im­por­tant if you are aim­ing for pro­mo­tion

Daily Dispatch - - Dwae -

PEO­PLE of­ten un­der­es­ti­mate the im­por­tance of of­fice eti­quette. Not only is it im­por­tant for the over­all at­mos­phere of an of­fice but it may play a role in whether you get the pro­mo­tion – or work op­por­tu­ni­ties you de­sire. Here are some points for brush­ing up on of­fice eti­quette. down­siz­ing, your name may be on the chop­ping block.

When it comes to meet­ings, it is also im­por­tant to be on time. This will show you re­spect your col­leagues or cus­tomers – and their time. ac­cord­ingly.

If you do have a uni­form, en­sure it is neat and ironed.

If you work in an open plan of­fice, this may be one of the most crit­i­cal points to abide by. En­sure you do not speak to loudly on the phone. Try not to take too many per­sonal calls at your desk.

If you need to dis­cuss a project with a group of col­leagues, try to meet in a board­room or break room rather than at your desk.

By mak­ing a noise at your desk, you may dis­rupt col­leagues who are try­ing to work.

Your lunch may smell and taste de­li­cious to you but could cause your col­leagues to gag.

If you use a cologne or per­fume, en­sure it is not over­pow­er­ing.

Some peo­ple are very sen­si­tive to odours and this could cause dis­com­fort in the work­place. So if you do have an odor­ous lunch, take it out­side and en­joy the sun­shine.

It is im­por­tant that be­fore you take some­thing from an­other col­league’s desk you ask to bor­row it. Fur­ther, the use of pleas­antries like “please” and “thank you” will go a long way . . . to show you ap­pre­ci­ate what some­one has done for you.

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