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Office Etiquette......contd.

Aim to improve your other workplace skills and attributes too

Speak clearly without shouting. Loud people are a vexation

Say, “Please; Thank you; You’re welcome”, as part of your everyday courtesy

Be discreet and compassionate in your criticism of a co-worker

Don’t gossip about any co-worker’s private life

Do not try to sell things to your colleagues

Don’t hover around while waiting for a co-worker to get off the phone. Leave a note for them to call you or return later

It’s not a good idea to take your iPod to your office. It hinders communication

Avoid sexist comments about a co-worker’s dress or appearance

Surveys show that the office know-it-all proved to be the biggest gripe among co-workers. Don't be a know-all

Take responsibility for your mistakes, apologize and go about correcting the mistakes

Apologize if you are clearly in the wrong. If in doubt, apologize anyway. It’s no big deal

Never blame someone else if it is your mistake

If your boss criticizes your work, enquire about what precisely is wrong with it. Consider the comments, discuss them amiably if you disagree with the comments but defer to the bosses opinion if he/she is adamant

The boss always gets the benefit of the doubt.

Don’t argue with the boss (however, there are standards of etiquette for employers too

Office Etiquette extends to the Office Kitchen which may be cleaned only once a day. If so, clean up after yourself so that the office kitchen remains clean, tidy and hygienic for those using the facilities after you

If we do not clean up our own mess we will collectively add to the mess and attract cockroaches and mice to crawl over the cutlery and crockery in the dead of night

Who knows what unspeakable bug we may pick up as a consequence.

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