Civility at Work

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  • Rudeness is the new normal
    Only 17 percent of Americans have not experienced uncivil behavior in their own lives, with our most frequent encounters occurring while driving (60 percent) and shopping (49 percent). Some 34 percent of us experience uncivil behavior at work, and 28 ... read more
  • In Theory: Is America becoming less civil?
    Weeks quotes Lisa Gache, the co-founder of Beverly Hills Manners, who blames today's casual attitudes for the decrease in manners. “Casual conversation, casual dress and casual behavior ... parenting, the trend of avoiding any discipline and letting ... read more
  • Beware The Self-Righteous Fool
    Self-righteous: Confident of one’s own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others. ( How should we deal with self-righteous people at work? I’ve reached the conclusion that we ... read more
  • Modern Etiquette: The 10 Commandments of Business Behavior
    To this columnist, it means following: the Ten Commandments of Business Behavior. They are ... KIND is the only four-letter word for the workplace. Don't accept vulgarity, poor grammar and slang as your personal standards. They are three of the top ... read more
  • Should HR dictate bathroom behavior?
    But why spend time plagiarizing articles on bathroom etiquette when you could be doing something ... busy focusing on things like air freshener usage in the men's room. Have a workplace dilemma or spot a crazy HR situation in the news? ... read more
  • 5 Tips for Using Apple’s Siri Without Annoying People
    The New York Times recently highlighted a slew of examples of people engaging in annoying behavior using the 4S. But fear not. You can enjoy Siri and practice good etiquette at the ... this while alone in your cube at work to the distraction of co-workers. ... read more
  • Workplace civility on wane
    In fact, the results of a recent survey by the world’s largest specialized staffing firm where employees were asked to recount the “worst or wackiest” etiquette blunders they’ve witnessed in the workplace ... for civility at work and build ... read more
  • How To Lose Friends And Alienate Coworkers With Bad Mobile Behavior
    In a survey of over 200 human resources managers conducted this year by Intel, 79% said mobile devices create unnecessary disruptions in the workplace ... etiquette tips to help you navigate the minefield and keep your relationships intact. Bad Behavior ... read more
  • After hours: How to regulate employees’ off-duty behavior
    Employers may not fire or discipline an employee on mere suspicion of unbecoming, immoral or illegal behavior. To control health care costs, many employers try to regulate employees’ off-duty behavior ... habits and their workplace effectiveness or ... read more
  • If you want your kids to run wild, go to Chuck E. Cheese
    Vuick noted that babies can’t be expected to be quiet, preschoolers have “increasingly poor manners” and parents ... of laissez-faire applies to children. One doesn’t go into Chuck E. Cheese to see Emily Post etiquette trainees. ... read more
  • Creating Workplace Civility: Why Courtesy is Critical for Businesses
    Creating a culture of civility and respect among employees is critical for a business to be successful, according to one workplace behavior expert. Deborah Rinner, director of international protocol and corporate etiquette for Tero International ... read more
  • Corporations Are Working to Destroy One of the Few Tools We Have to Stop Their Abusive Behavior
    The jury thought money might get McDonald’s to change its behavior, because burning at least 700 people ... “Medical malpractice kills more people than automobile and workplace accidents combined.” ( The Medical Malpractice Myth, Tom Baker ... read more
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