Business Etiquette Tips for the Workplace: Dos and Don’ts for Job Success (EP053)

Do you want to learn the top business etiquette tips for the workplace in 2021? Business etiquette is an integral part of a well-functioning office.

Since Covid-19 and the related events of 2020, many of the traditional “rules” of business etiquette have changed. As many businesses return to the office in 2021, there will be a lot of confusion around the etiquette of interacting with your colleagues and coworkers.

You may be unsure whether you can or should shake hands. You may find that people are more stressed and communicate with you in an aggressive way. How do you deal with that? And then there is your professional outfit and how do you transition away from the more casual, work from home outfits.

All of these topics and more I talk about in this week’s podcast episode and related YouTube video below.

Business Etiquette Tips for the Workplace in 2021

In this podcast episode (and related YouTube video below), you will learn about:

  • the shift we have seen in the world of work in 2020 and 2021.
  • The etiquette of shaking hands. Should you shake hands?
  • What to do when somebody coughs or sneezes around you.
  • Whether you should share food with your colleagues.
  • The rules around physical touching.
  • How to deal with unfair/unkind comments.
  • Video call etiquette.
  • The transition from work from home outfits to back to the office outfits.
  • Dealing with aggressive communication.
  • Touchy conversation topics such as talking politics.
  • Dealing with noise disturbance at work.

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About Kara

Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox