01/25Workplace etiquette that you need to follow religiously

Workplace etiquette that you need to follow religiously

Do you enjoy your work? Unlike most people, do you actually like waking up on Mondays? Well, while that may be a great thing for you, it might not be all that great for your workplace. Sometimes people can get a little too comfortable in certain places and your workplace might end up being one of them. But because of this, unbeknownst to you, you might just start crossing some boundaries that absolutely need to be maintained. So, maybe it's time you pay some more attention to your behaviour at work. Here are some etiquette rules you need to follow.


02/25Don't fidget during meetings

Don't fidget during meetings

Yes, you know what we're talking about; don't tap your foot, don't jiggle a pen in your hands and for the love of god do not start clicking a pen or you'll be annoying everyone in the room. You really don't want people to feel like you didn't want to be there because that's just rude.


03/25Be sure of what you're saying

Be sure of what you're saying

Words like 'um', 'uh', 'hmm' have no place at work. If you use them you'll come across as someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. So, make sure that you have a grip on what you need to convey and if you feel jittery about it, just practise saying it 2-3 times to yourself beforehand so you're prepared when you actually need to convey it.


04/25Don't rant about office on social media

Don't rant about office on social media

Nothing is private anymore so if you think you can post stuff about your colleagues or work in general on your social media platforms, let us tell you it can backfire and how. You don't want to seem like someone who'd rant about work to anyone and everyone.


05/25Don't hit reply-all unnecessarily

Don't hit reply-all unnecessarily

Say you received an email about a certain thing at work. And you only need to respond to about 2 people from the ten that are marked in the mail. Make sure that you don't hit reply-all to the mail because it'll practically spam everybody else's mail with unnecessary information.


06/25Don't bathe in perfume

Don't bathe in perfume

It's only natural that you'd want to smell good while you're at work but this isn't an advertisement for deodorant so you needn't spray on so much perfume that it gives everyone in the room a headache. Spritz some on your pulse points and you should be good to go.


07/25Don't use the restroom to socialise

Don't use the restroom to socialise

It goes without saying that you shouldn't be making a mess in the restroom but what's worse than that is using the restroom to socialise. It is no place for you and your coworker to gossip about work or for you to have a long talk on a call with your mom. Don't make other people uncomfortable in there.


08/25Don't show up if you're ill

Don't show up if you're ill

One of the worst things you can do to your coworkers is coming to work when you're ill. It puts everyone around you at risk of falling ill too. And no one wants to hear you cough or sneeze all day long anyway, so do yourself and everyone else a favour and stay at home.


09/25Keep your phone/laptop on silent mode

Keep your phone/laptop on silent mode

This should go without saying that you need to keep your phone and laptop on silent when you're at work. If you get emails and notifications constantly the chimes your phone or laptop makes could disturb others which is why it's best to mute these devices.


10/25Pay attention during meetings

Pay attention during meetings

We understand that these can sometimes get boring and you might feel the need to send a mail or check your notifications during this time but the least you can do is pay attention to the person who is speaking. If you need to urgently take a call, excuse yourself and leave the room.