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Manners Matter -- in Life & Work

Categories: Workplace Etiquette

As little as 10 years ago, we weren’t teaching cell phone etiquette, and about 15 years ago, business casual wardrobe policies were unheard of.

But making others feel comfortable never has been been – or will be -- out of style.

A smile, a good hand shake, proper grooming, introducing others, putting people at ease, and using technology wisely are not rocket science.

Etiquette (aka professional savvy) is based on logic, kindness and efficiency.

I always loved the quote that goes something like this, “Those who know, know, and those who don’t know, don’t even know they don’t know.”

Since impressions are made in a blink of an eye, it’s good to know the “rules” and to pay attention to how we treat others.

Minding your manners isn’t just some old fashioned advice that you get from your grandparents … it’s something to take into account daily in work and life.

Manners – though constantly evolving -- really do matter!

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