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5 Office Rules to Remember

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

National Business Etiquette Week is observed from June 6th-June 11th, 2022

1. Be on Time

Arrive at your destination BEFORE you need to be there. Make punctuality a priority and people will think highly of you. If you are late to a meeting, give a quick apology, and join the meeting without elaborating on why you are late.

2. Limit Personal Calls and Texts

As exciting and useful as cell phones may be for communication, remember to silence your cell phone while at work. Put phones away during meetings to let others know you are focused.

3. Avoid Gossip

Spreading the news about someone else's mistakes or misfortunes doesn't make them look bad, it makes you look bad. If you are approached with office gossip, don't engage, Do your best to change the subject as quickly as you can.

4. Take care of Shared Spaces

Instead of leaving dirty dishes or not replacing copy paper, be considerate and leave an area in better shape than you found it.

5. Move on After Mistakes

Apologize and move on. Don't dwell on the past or make excuses. Everyone makes mistakes, it's okay.


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