Etiquette in the Workplace
Posted by Liz Taylor Oct 30, 2012
Over the years, I’ve asked the leaders of my client companies to tell me who their best employees are and why. Most leaders admit their outstanding employees stick to the following rules:
1.) Develop trust and stick to commitments. Do what you say you will do.
2.) Stay positive. Negativity quickly becomes cancerous within a team. Also, avoid gossip, dirty laundry and controversial topics.
3.) Come to work on time. If you were hired to do an 8-5 job, that means you need to show up at 7:55 am and don’t leave until at least 5:00 pm.
4.) Don’t waste your boss’s time. Come prepared to team meetings and speak only if you have innovative ideas to share, have been asked to speak or are positive what you are about to say is worthy of everyone’s time.
5.) Take constructive feedback and give 100% effort. Managers enjoy a hard working employee who is “coachable”.
At the end of the day, your boss wants a group of employees who have mutual respect for one another.
“How refreshing and timely. From the texting generation to the baby boomers—the art of etiquette is sadly disappearing. Whether you just need a touch-up or a full immersion, Liz, is the person to teach you the skills to appear confident, elegant and professional in any business situation. Her energetic and engaging style will make this one of the most enjoyable seminars you have ever taken! Liz is awesome!”
—Chuck Bokar, Principal, Design Resource Center
“Absolutely superb! Liz has an amazing knack for presenting her concepts in a thought-provoking and clear style. Her ideas and suggestions would enhance anyone's ability to bridge the gap between business and etiquette. She clearly has a deep understanding of not only the topic, but the thought processes that go into creating better interpersonal relationships out of socially awkward situations. I highly recommend her and her coursework...she will help your business!”
—Brad Guck, District Manager, Administaff
“Liz, Thank you so much for coming to Indianapolis to help us grow our skills as professionals and as people. Your presentation helped us address issues with grace, candor, sensitivity – as well as fun! You were fabulous!”
—Betsy Hamlett, Director of Sales for Kenra, Ltd.