Business Etiquette Guide

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Running head: BUSINESS ETIQUETTE GUIDE 1 Business Etiquette Guide Private Eng/135 November 9th, 2015 Christopher Beyers
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BUSINESS ETIQUETTE GUIDE 2 Business Etiquette Guide Etiquette in the business world has been an essential part of successful individuals. The Origin of Etiquette is dated back to the mid-1700s and established by the French. The word implied the formal observance of behavior in people during interaction with others; it differentiates humans from other species (MSG, 2015). Etiquette is not just an option, but it is rather a philosophy ingrained in every individual doing business as a standard code of polite behavior that provides and receives respect. The respect for others is something that brings about the best in people. Whether it is during a phone call, a meeting, a presentation, a network assignment or an email, Etiquette shows others that one cares about his or her image. Through a 10 Step process, one will explain the advantages and disadvantages of Etiquette in the business world when working in a team. Etiquette defines humanity as a whole. I. Meetings Etiquette Meetings are a commonplace occurrence in the corporate world, and this calls for rules of Etiquette all on its own. When a meeting is scheduled, it is crucial to dress appropriately. Appropriate dress attire can either enhance or detract an employer's perception of a colleague. It is suggested that one must be prepared before going into a meeting with useful answers and questions that may be presented during the meeting (Levitt & Metzger, nd). While speaking, it is important to use a clear tone of voice. Adhering to these rules and guidelines, while interviewing seeking to become employed, and, once you are employed, using proper Etiquette can only enhance the skills that you have to offer your prospective employer. One will have demonstrated that one is both, professional, respectful and a real asset to an organization. II. Phone Etiquette
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BUSINESS ETIQUETTE GUIDE 3 Many individuals have used phones in the workplace as a form of formal and informal communication. The Advantages of using phone Etiquette are substantial: Higher productivity, better communication and increased respect for others. Individuals conducting a conversation over the phone are expected to express themselves in an appropriate rational verbiage, tone and common sense when surrounded by others in the workplace. Understanding the importance of Etiquette can make the difference between a great outcome and a bad one. A study conducted by the Pew Research Center suggests that 92% of Americans carry a cell phone of some kind. Also, a surprising 94% of people, who took part in a survey of when it is not ok to answer a cell phone in a meeting, expressed rejection for such action from others (Rainie & Zickuhr, 2015). After all, business conducted through the phone should be kept private and
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