Workplace Etiquette

  • 5 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

    5 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

    By Jenny Treanor If you're lucky enough to spend the day surrounded by co-workers whom you consider close friends, count your blessings. Not everyone has the good fortune to work side-by-side with those whom they connect with on the deepest personal level. For most of us, co-worker relationships are pleasant,... Continue Reading

  • What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

    What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

    "Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!" While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

    Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

    Getty Images With five applicants for every job opening in the current labor market, it's not surprising that employers have focused more on employees' soft skills. After all, in trying times -- such as those experienced during the recent recession -- being able to handle stress with aplomb can go a long way... Continue Reading

  • Four Ways to Say 'No' at Work

    Four Ways to Say 'No' at Work

    Let's face it, when presented with a new project at work or opportunity to fill in for someone, we're motivated to say, "Yes!" Perhaps it's out of fear, perhaps it's for job security, but whatever the reason, saying yes actually prevents us from focusing on what we really need to accomplish. When we say yes... Continue Reading

  • Childlike Office Behaviors

    Childlike Office Behaviors

    Growing up, my mother used to tell me things like, "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all," or "you have to play nice and do unto others as you want done unto you." Why? Because as a young child, you need to be taught to behave appropriately in certain situations -- especially... Continue Reading