Work Etiquette

In “Modern Etiquette: Minding your manners in the workplace,” Pamela Eyring states how manners could advance your work career: “It’s been said that good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” I find this to be very true because good etiquette equals to good behavior regardless of the situation. However, in today society there is a thin line between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. A lot of the norms I grew up installed into my DNA are not norms in today society, and it has spilled over into the workforce.

Almost half of my coworkers are conversing on their cellphones, loudly, while on the clock. I personally know that this is a no-no from previous work experiences and from my morals. This is one of the bad etiquette in a work environment that the article mentioned.  This bad behavior is linked to, “Don’t sink to someone else’s standards”, which mean to always stay on track with the company’s Code of Ethics regardless if your coworkers abused them.