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CELEBRATIONS AND RITES OF PASSAGE 1 Celebrations and Rites of Passage Kathy Smith Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Note: Please do not copy any sentence directly from this format guide .
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CELEBRATIONS AND RITES OF PASSAGE 2 Abstract This analysis was done on the respondents’ knowledge and interest in business etiquette. The findings are based on data supplied by a survey of 18 fellow students and friends. Most respondents feel bosses are not obliged to attend weddings (84%) and employees are not obliged to invite the bosses (95%). Work is not the appropriate place to have baby showers responded 67 percent; however, 72 percent felt that the boss acknowledging the birth of their employees’ babies is important. On the basis of these findings, it is recommended that guidelines and clear policies be in place in a company handbook. Bosses should be consistent when acknowledging the births’ of employees’ babies whether through like gifts or personal notes of congratulation.
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CELEBRATIONS AND RITES OF PASSAGE 3 Celebrations and Rites of Passage The study was to determine the importance of the appropriate ways to celebrate special occasions within a company. This study seeks answers to the following questions: Are company anniversaries important? How and when should they be celebrated? Are bosses obligated to attend weddings and are employees obligated to invite bosses to their weddings? Should baby showers be held at work? Should the boss give an employee a gift when they have a baby? Background Companies become a second family to both their employees and their employees’ families. People are the very heart of a company, rather than the equipment, offices, showrooms, and paperwork. Baldrige (1993) reminds us, “Business is about people, and people have babies, get married, get sick, grow old, die, and engage in all kinds of other human activities” (p. 538). People who run companies do well to remember the people who work for them and their needs. Everyone needs to know the proper manners for celebrations and rites of passage. There are many occasions that call for celebration, but here the focus is on company anniversaries and when an employee gets married or has a baby (Baldrige, 1993). Company Anniversaries Important anniversaries should be given special attention by all companies. This is the best way to remind the press, customers, and employees of what has been achieved up to this point and what to expect in the coming years. Companies will gain many rewards when anniversaries are celebrated appropriately. Some of the benefits include: (a) uplifting of employee attitudes and higher productivity, (b) putting a new face on the company, its products and services, and (c) increasing sales. The tenth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth, hundredth, and each
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CELEBRATIONS AND RITES OF PASSAGE 4 following quarter is when the red carpet should be rolled out. Planning the celebration is the most critical part and should be handled appropriately (Baldrige, 1993).
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