Be Tolerant of Others’ Opinions
You might not like their ideas and they might not like yours, but try to be tolerant of other’s opinions and respecting the prospect that they might not agree with everything you say.
Avoid Gossiping About Others
Gossip can cripple the atmosphere and culture in an office and should be avoided at all costs.
Concentrate on the Positives of Your Own Job
Feeling dejected, bored or frustrated about your own job can rub off on your colleagues. Try to focus on the positive things about your job to remain upbeat throughout the working day.
Set up Regular Team Meetings Where Everyone Is Involved
Holding regular team meetings to encourage the sharing of ideas and the raising of any questions or concerns. Encourage everyone to be involved in the meeting.
Don’t Be Late to Meetings
Never keep the meeting host waiting by showing up late to a meeting.
Show Attentiveness in Meetings
When attending meetings, demonstrate attentiveness and alertness by responding to questions and putting forward ideas rather than texting on your phone or playing with your hair!
Set Company Goals
Goals and targets shouldn’t be confined to sales teams. Setting realistic but at the same time challenging goals in the office, will give employees something to work towards and focus on.
Introduce Office Incentives and Rewards
Whether it’s dress down day on a Friday or a finish early day, introducing incentives and rewards can go a long way in transforming the culture of a company into a more positive one.
Encourage Healthy Office Banter
Banter in the office can make a working day more fun. Just ensure office banter doesn’t turn into ridicule or scorn.
Be Mindful of Office Furniture
Slouching at your desk with your feet rest on a chair opposite will mean you are not presenting yourself in the most professional of lights. Sit up straight and be mindful of office furniture.
Be Responsible for Your Tasks
If you agree to take on a task, endeavor to do your best to follow the task through and complete it on time.
Be a Good Communicator With Fellow Employees
Keep colleagues informed about tasks and ideas by communicating with them regularly and efficiently.
Dwell on Co-Workers’ Positive Qualities, Not the Negatives
We all have positive and negative sides to our characters. To generate an upbeat working culture, concentrate on the positive side of workers’ personalities, instead of the negative.
Avoid Being the First One Out the Door at the End of the Day
Rushing out the door as soon as soon as it turns six o’clock can paint you in a negative light to fellow workers. Staying a few minutes past company closing won’t do you any harm and will go a long way in showing diligence towards your job.
Office etiquette is an important part of company culture. Observing and following the above office etiquette tips will not only help create a positive and efficient working culture but it will also help you earn a good reputation at work, which could lead to bigger things.
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Some of these are already obvious and should be practiced so that your office mates will be able to work in peace.
Good job Gabrielle, thanks for the useful information and keep up the good work.
Going to your job is part of life. Whenever you are in the office your behavior should be professional. Proper office etiquette, while obvious in a lot of ways, is necessary for success.
I really enjoyed the post and think without the given office etiquettes no organization can be well-managed.