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Etiquette plays an important role in the success of a person in the modern work environment.

1.Workplace Etiquette.

  • Always greet a person with smile and wish them by their name.
  • Use these expressions like ‘Please’,’Thank you’,’Sorry’,’May I..’
  • Don’t have this habit of arriving late and leaving early.
  • Keep your voice low.
  • Never use company’s phone for personal purposes.
  • Set a professional ringtone for your phone.
  • Don’t gossip about your colleagues.
  • Follow the dress code.
  • Always lend a helping hand be it even a smallest job.
  • If there is a cubical convention,if you want to enter the cubicle knock gently on the partition and avoid inter-partition conversations.

2.Telephone Etiquette.

  • Always keep a scribbling pad on your phone table.
  • Note the points to be discussed before calling.
  • Never go directly into the matter.Greet them before moving on to the matter.
  • Talk politely and gently.
  • Be a good listener and wait for the person to finish talking.

3.Restaurant Etiquette.

  • First select a restaurant which matches your taste.
  • Never snap your fingers to call the waiter.Talk to him in a low tone.If you are in a group avoid talking loudly as it might disturb others there.
  • Avoid burping.
  • Never stretch across for a dish. Ask for it to be passed.
  • Bring food to your mouth, not vice versa.
  • Do not crack laugh or crack jokes while eating.
  • Wipe your mouth with a napkin occasionally.
  • Once the meal is done,place the fork and knife side by side at the center of the plate and the napkin on the left side.

4.Email Etiquette.

  • Plan the email adequately.Respond to emails precisely.
  • Give your introduction.
  • Always express a nice greeting in the end.
  • Never type in capitals.It is equivalent to shouting.
  • Don’t send a file with virus hoaxes and unsuitable attachment.
  • Have a separate email-id for professional and personal purposes.
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