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  • Business etiquette is the manners and behaviors expected within the workplace and it's a vital part of a productive work environment.

  • Although workplace cultures and expectations can vary between companies, the basics of the business etiquette can be used in almost every kind of workplace.

  • Business etiquette is all about treating co-workers and customers with respect and honesty.

  • That means things like offering a firm handshake when initially meeting someone, showing up on time, or simply using "please" and "thank you".

  • Gestures like these can make the other person feel appreciated.

  • When having a conversation, always give people your full attention.

  • Using good eye contact and being an active listener shows you're engaged and that you value the other person's time and thoughts.

  • Also, write and speak in a friendly, professional tone.

  • Staying polite and positive can prevent someone from misunderstanding you.

  • If your tone is bossy or annoyed, on the other hand, it could irritate the other person and make them uncooperative.

  • In a business setting, it's best to use your smartphones sparingly.

  • Put it away when you are in a conversation or meeting and focus on the people around you.

  • Otherwise, if you keep your eyes on your phone, they'll probably feel disrespected.

  • How you carry yourself in the workplace can make a big difference in your career.

  • Follow the basics of business etiquette wherever you work, and you'll likely make a strong impression.

Business etiquette is the manners and behaviors expected within the workplace and it's a vital part of a productive work environment.

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Business Etiquette Basics

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    lala posted on 2022/03/13
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