The senior manager in company A had a habit of talking loud. Whenever angry on an employee, the reaction would begin with a loud voice with unpleasant language.

This, eventually, created a rift amongst the team members and not only was the organizational climate a dysfunctional one, but also the employees suffered from high degrees of job insecurity, job dissatisfaction. In no time, this took a toll on the productivity of the employees till the management decided to look into the matter and bring about organizational changes.

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After conducting an open ended interview, experts reached the conclusion that the mannerism of the senior manager was causing insecurity in the subordinates, which would gradually lead to rather bigger issues.

Talking about mannerism brings me to the topic “Office etiquettes”. How many of us would have actually followed the etiquettes or common manners that would be penned down in a normal organization book or rule book?

Do we even care to go through it?

Well there are reasons why they are so specifically mentioned after all. The above would not have happened if the knowledge was shared and followed by all.

Following are some tips that would help you maintain proper workplace etiquettes:

  1. Communication is an important part of mannerism. It is sometimes not about what you communicate but how you communicate. Keeping the same in mind, all kinds of communication should be handled.
  2. Meetings are again a space wherein proper workplace etiquettes should be maintained. Little things like putting phone on silent mode during meetings, attending only urgent calls, etc. are some basic rules that one fails to follow. Additional inputs would be reaching on meetings on time, dressing up properly for a meeting, avoiding multi-tasking, etc.
  3. Last but not the least, showing up at work when sick does not add to the productivity but might demotivate few coworkers. As a result, it is always advisable to stay back when sick.