When one becomes a professional, be it working for or handling a company, there are certain basic business etiquette to be followed. There are certain do’s and don’ts that one needs to follow in a business environment:

Do’s:

  1. Treat people with respect. This does not imply to be submissive or scared. It means to treat people equally, irrespective of differences like caste, creed, religion, sex, and so on.
  2. Keep chin up with a positive attitude. No one hates an optimistic person, and that is the main reason to carry a positive attitude throughout.
  3. Listening is definitely a great skill. It is important to listen what the other person has to say, because when one listens attentively, it symbolizes that they are genuinely interested in the conversation.
  4. Be willing to learn and change. This is a great etiquette, especially for entrepreneurs. Being open to changes and willing to learn from them symbolizes an open character.
  5. Watch your words! Language is very important, as it forms the major part of the conversation. One must always make sure that the language used is appropriate for the place.
  6. If you do not know, ask. This is a very important etiquette. Often, people are skeptical to ask for help, and do whatever they feel is right. Sometimes, this might click, but most of the times, ends in a disaster. So, it is better to ask, if one does not know.

Don’ts:

  1. Never bring up any controversial topic in a public forum. When surrounded with different people, it is always advisable to not talk topics based on religions, politics, and so on. This might be hurtful to others sentiments.
  2. Never invade into people’s personal space. One can be friends outside office space, but inside the professional limit, one must make sure that the personal space is not invaded. Respect why people chose to tell them your secrets, and never let it out in public.
  3. Avoid being unpunctual. Punctuality is actually a great virtue, which needs to be followed always.

In the upcoming blog post, let us check out the importance of etiquette in the work place.

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