News and Articles About Business Etiquette
Know these cultural differences before you take your business to a new country.
Having dinner with business associates? Put down the damn phone.
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There's a proper time to sing, to sleep and to make small talk.
Everyone wants praise but nice people often are often inadvertently rude when they receive it.
The trick is being the life of the party without later being the butt of the jokes.
Yes, it happens to everyone, but there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it.
Maybe you think you're being polite but everybody else thinks you're being a jerk.
Punctuation and other markers -- emoticons, slang and the like -- serve as stand-ins for facial expression and vocal intonation.
When the rules of open-office etiquette are observed, camaraderie, communication and collaboration will ensue.
The ability to speak truthfully without causing offense is an invaluable asset in the world of business.
Email is a reflection of our personal brand. Why, then, do so many people fail to proofread what they wrote, regretfully send out angry messages and disregard basic etiquette?
There is nothing wrong with "returning'' a call the prospect said they were going to give you but, apparently, has forgotten to.
Don't forget, when dashing off an email, that a person you have a business relationship with will judge you by what you write.
One rude person can upset the ambience of the entire office, disrupting teamwork and alienating customers.