Business Etiquette for women
Business etiquette is not just knowing what to discuss during a business dinner or how to address colleagues; it is a way of presenting yourself in such a way that you will be taken seriously.
This involves demonstrating that you have the self-control necessary to be good at your job, expressing a knowledge of business situations and having the ability to make other comfortable around you. Poor business etiquette can cost you the trust of your workers and your customers, and the loss of valuable business opportunities.
How to have good manners in business:
- Business relationships
Knowing how to form and maintain business relationships can provide job security and a healthy bottom line. It’s a good idea to limit personal conversations at the office on a need-to-know basis.
- Be a good team player
Don’t make annoying sounds that might distract others, and offer to assist coworkers if they need help.
- Proper attire
Know how to dress in any situation. If your office has “casual Fridays,” don’t dress like you’re going to the beach. It’s still a work environment and should be treated with respect.
- Getting ahead
Learn what is expected in order to get ahead in your business. Show up on time, do a good job, and maintain a positive attitude.
- Office cubicles
Cubicle-dwelling can be trying during the best of times. Knowing how to work closely with others is essential for anyone in an office. Be polite and respectful to those who work around you. Keep noise, smells, and any other distractions to a minimum.
- Shaking hands
A decent handshake can give someone a good first impression, and we all know that you only have one shot at that.
- Business gifts
It’s always fun to give someone a gift to celebrate a special occasion, a promotion, or a job well done. Make sure your gift is appropriate to the setting and occasion. You would never want to embarrass someone with a personal or inappropriate gift.
- Acknowledge others
When someone comes up with a brilliant idea or does something others need to know about, be the first to congratulate him or her. Do this in meetings or in front of the boss to show that you are a team player. Never take credit for someone else’s work.