Monday, April 30, 2012

Business Etiquette: 5 Rules That Matter Now

From the link:

Here are a few business etiquette rules that matter now—whatever you want to call them.
  1. Send a Thank You Note. Know the Names.

  2. Observe the 'Elevator Rule'. Do not discuss confidential things until you leave the building.

  3. Focus on the Face, Not the cell phone screen. Or the chest.

  4. Don't Judge others.

  5. Do not criticize others.

Etiquette is positive. It's a way of being—not a set of rules or dos and don'ts. So before you create that hashtag, post on someone's Facebook page or text someone mid-meeting, remember the fundamentals: Will this make someone feel good? And remember the elemental act of putting pen to paper and writing a note. You'll make a lasting impression that a shout-out on Twitter or a Facebook wall mention can't even touch.

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