Business Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

Once you have started working, it is important to understand basic business etiquette. Companies vary in their ‘unwritten rules,’ but these suggestions are generally appropriate for most organizations:


Treat your superior with respect, but do not act submissive or afraid. Treat all people with respect, regardless of status, race, gender, ability, background, etc.
Show a positive attitude. Avoid complaining and gossiping, and be cheerful and constructive in your dealings with others.
Listen: When you are talking to people, look directly into their eyes from time to time. Show interest in the other person by using open-ended questions and acknowledging what you are hearing.  Continue reading