Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 2220 Etiquette

Instructions and Help about Can Form 2220 Etiquette

Welcome back to the gentleman's Gazette in today's video we'll be discussing office etiquette and why it's important to maintain it some key etiquette danger zones and how to mitigate conflict in the workplace ah the office fortunately or not it's where most of us spend the majority of our waking hours that's why it's important that you always maintain good workplace etiquette because how you deal with your co-workers and your office environment can often make the key difference between happy and unhappy employment so let's get to the big question in today's video then why is it that office etiquette is so important the basic answer is that with good office etiquette everyone can be comfortable and effective in the workplace what makes for good office etiquette then simply put having good office etiquette means that you are respectful and considerate both of your coworkers and of the overall office environment around you keep in mind that truly good office etiquette goes above and beyond the kinds of things that you might just find in a typical employee handbook therefore good office etiquette can help you navigate those sticky interpersonal situations that lie in the area between where the handbook rules end and where basic good manners begin before we move on here is one important note today's video is running under the assumption that your workplace is already a safe environment if you encounter or are the subject of harassment physical abuse or any kind of safety consideration know that these subjects should be taken very seriously and that you should seek to solve them via such channels as Human Resources or if necessary by legal counsel with that said here are a few situations where we think you should be especially mindful of having good workplace etiquette we're going to refer to as our etiquette danger zones there are three big danger zones to consider here those dealing with noise interpersonal interactions and common use spaces so first let's start with noise the simplest thing to cover here is having good etiquette when it comes to talking usually talking too loudly or too much are the problems here if you're unsure whether or not you're doing these things in the office it can usually be as simple as asking one of your coworkers a related subject here is the question of phone calls again talking too loudly can be an issue as well as discussing things over the phone that are really too personal in nature and not appropriate for a workplace environment and of course regarding speakerphone just don't do it often the office is too public a place to have the other end of the line also audible to everyone else around you think about it this way if you're talking for 20 minutes about the vacation you just took and you're doing it so loudly that everyone on your floor can hear you not only are you wasting your own time but you're also probably causing several of your co-workers to be unproductive too of course all of the considerations that we've outlined above are affected somewhat by the type of space you're in that is to say whether you have your own office whether you're working in a cubicle or if you're in a common space around the workplace if you do have your own office you've got greater leeway when it comes to your personal volume just remember to close the door if you don't do this you'll probably garner resentment from your co-workers especially the ones in cubicles because they don't have the luxury of closing the door so therefore they can't ever be in a situation where they're talking as loudly as you might be on that note if you happen to work out of a cubicle without a door keep your volume at a reasonable level and keep your conversations to subjects that aren't too personal and if you're in a common space don't take length phone calls in spaces like the cafeteria you can answer a call in these spaces to be sure but if you sense that the call is going to go on for a while move at your earliest convenience to a more private location where you can continue the call unencumbered our next danger zone deals with the question of interpersonal interaction starting as you might imagine with the question of physical touch the short answer here is just don't do it today's office climate just like society as a whole is currently undergoing a bit of a shift in how we view the nature of physical touch between people like co-workers or general acquaintances overall it's always best to be reserved and considerate one note in particular here just declaring to others around the office that you consider yourself a hugger isn't going to cut it trust us when we say that everybody thinks that kind of behavior is creepy and inappropriate in general even if you have an acknowledged workplace relationship keep your physical interaction to a minimum nobody wants or needs to be subjected to that kind of behavior in the public environment of the workplace next let's discuss the issue of being passive-aggressive the gentleman's Gazette is headquartered in Minnesota which you may have heard is something of a famously passive-aggressive place at times but even if it is part of the local social culture that's still not an excuse to be passive-aggressive within the office environment this tactic which includes such behaviors as saying something slightly petty to make others feel guilty or more generally acting in an underhanded way to try and punish someone will not only affect others in the short term but will also affect you in the long term needless to say all of these effects will be negative don't resort to passive-aggressive behaviors like eye rolling the silent treatment stalling tactics or sarcasm the only thing that these kinds of behaviors are