Office Etiquette 101: How to Avoid Bad Manners at Work

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Etiquette and manners may seem like relics of the past, but Thomas P. Farley would argue that these days, they’re more important than ever.

In the business world, an increasing number of workplaces are foregoing private offices for an open concept layout. The communication may flow better, but an open plan can leave employees with bad manners easily exposed.

Farley, also known as “Mister Manners,” shares some etiquette tips for how to be on your best behavior at the office.

Some hints: keep your desk clean and eat your tuna fish sandwich in the lunch room, not in your cubicle.

For more business etiquette tips, check out Farley’s advice on when to write a handwritten note or a list of appropriate gift ideas for clients.

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  1. Mike

    Often with many people it is a cost issue, so for higher salaried personnel it is easy to eat out, but not always practical for most. Also in today’s work environments lunch rooms can be controlled by a few thugs that do not let the majority eat at those locations.

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