Today everyone wants to hire candidates from top universities, or the ones who topped their class or even the one with maximum credentials.
In this crazy rat race, trying to keep your neck above water and sailing through is an achievement. There are a ton of people out there who have the resume, the recommendations and the numbers, but very few who are fine tuned for the workplace and for working alongside others.
Office manners and office etiquettes are usually considered secondary by most people at the workplace, but remember workplace can become a very stressful place if basic etiquettes are not followed by all.
Bad behaviour or attitude or even the subtle slip ups can negatively affect the productivity of the organization as a whole since people’s morale and efficiency reduces.
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Here are some do’s and don’t’s to keep the pep up at work!
Conduct yourself respectfully and courteously at the workplace as well as treat your co-workers and other office mates as well staff with the same level or respect and courtesy. Be polite towards everyone and do not invade privacy, e.g. knock before entering someone’s cabin. Be helpful towards others and always be appreciative when someone extends help to you. “Please” “Thank you” and “You are welcome” are easy to say and make people feel appreciated.
Do not gossip
You may make workplace friends and that might spill over to post office hours, but within work timings, do not indulge is gossip and unnecessary banter. All that chatter can take place at another time and place when responsibilities are down to a minimum. With other co-workers around trying to work, it’s not the ideal setting to sit and discuss mindless issues and giggle away. It in fact creates a wrong impression about you and promotes groupism in the office.
Don’t come across as the one who has no manners in real life! Don’t be that person who picks up 4 pieces of sweet when a colleague brings in a box to office, or the one who sneaks a bit of a co-workers lunch when you go to get your own from the office fridge, or even the one who has no basic bathroom etiquettes. These little things matter and you might just be disliked by your colleagues for these insensitive matters.
Keep your phone calls short and sweet, especially if you work in an office where there are open cubicles and everyone can hear you. Keep your phone volume, ringtone as well as speaker volume, low. If a call is that important, remove yourself from that space, go find an empty room or go out of the building so that no one else is disturbed by your conversation.
You might have a workplace that believes in formal dressing or one that believes in casual. Dress accordingly and dress smart always. Keep it classic and try not to imbibe the latest fashion trends too much in your workplace attire. You need to do your job first and foremost and so do others in the office, you cannot afford to distract them or make yourself the centre of jokes thanks to your outfit.
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Social media and texting to a minimum. When working in a group or in a meeting, do not ignore others by burying your head in your phone. It is taken negatively and your higher up’s might think otherwise of your seriousness towards your work.
Be pleasant and amicable towards all. Do not shout and scream in office. You may be dealing with difficult people or some work may have been messed up by a colleague or subordinate colleague, relax, raising your voice isn’t going to undo the fault or solve the issue. Keep calm and deal with people with some TLC, you’ll see that they wont repeat their mistakes and for all you know will find a solution to their own issues!
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