Good office manners are important if you are aiming for promotion
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.