Business Etiquette Notes

Business Etiquette Notes - Business Etiquette More Than...

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Business Etiquette More Than Just Eating With the Right Fork It’s About People  Talk and visit with people. Don't differentiate by position or standing within the company. Secretaries and  janitorial staff actually have tremendous power to help or hinder your career. Next time you need a  document prepared or a conference room arranged for a presentation, watch how many people are involved  with that process (you'll probably be surprised!) and make it a point to meet them and show your  appreciation.  Make it a point to arrive ten or fifteen minutes early and visit with people that work near you. When you’re  visiting another site, linger over a cup of coffee and introduce yourself to people nearby. If you arrive early  for a meeting, introduce yourself to the other participants. At social occasions, use the circumstances of the  event itself as an icebreaker. After introducing yourself, ask how they know the host or how they like the  crab dip. Talk a little about yourself- your hobbies, kids, or pets; just enough to get people to open up about  theirs and get to know you as a person.  Peers and Subordinates  Impressing the boss isn’t enough.  A 1997 study by Manchester Partners International, says even in this tight job market, 40% of new  management hires fail in their first jobs. The key reason for their failure is their inability to build good  relationships with peers and subordinates. This can make things awkward if you treat people differently depending on their "corporate standing." If you  show respect and courtesy to everyone, regardless of position or company, you avoid discomfort or  damaging your chances in any unexpected turn of events. 
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