Civility at Work

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  • Online Male Shoppers Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
    Men and Women’s Online Shopping Behavior Overall, men and women’s eCommerce shopping ... Just 15 percent of men and 13 percent of women had made their most recent purchases while at work. While “showrooming,” researching products in stores and ... read more
  • Elevator Behavior: The Good, The Bad and the Bizarre
    So in honor of the big day, which will be celebrated on July 26 this year, we decided to explore some of the oddest behavior seen in elevators and ... According to Jodi R.R. Smith, author of The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners, (Sterling ... read more
  • How Can Communication Technology Encourage Civility?
    Second, the human propensity for paying attention to negative input at the expense of positive input shows what a tall order increasing civility online really is. In his 2009 study published in Research in Organizational Behavior, Will Felps found that one ... read more
  • As courts define same-sex harassment, beware behavior that crosses a line
    Jeffrey also described his supervisor’s behavior toward other male employees ... motivated by general hostility to the presence of someone of the same gender in the workplace. The alleged harasser treated members of the opposite sex better than those ... read more
  • The six dimensions of professional behavior
    DILIGENCE AND COLLEGIALITYThe Six Dimensions ofProfessional Behavior 2. • BE PUNCTUAL• SPEAK AND WRITE ... Display proper business and dinning etiquette. 4. Tolerance and Tact Demonstrate self-control. Stay away from public arguments anddisagreements. ... read more
  • The future of online etiquette is already here — it’s just unevenly distributed
    As anyone who has missed an important email knows by now, modern communications etiquette is a minefield of unspoken expectations and potential anxiety-inducing behavior. If you need further proof, all you have to do is look at some of the responses to a ... read more
  • Studies: Being a Jerk Is Contagious
    A wide range of behavior, from laughter through obesity ... "stress isn't the only reason people are uncivil at work. In our current HBR article, we present research findings that about one in four people are rude because their bosses are rude. ... read more
  • Kids rewarded for behavior at Kitsap eatery
    To Laura King, her three children were acting normally while enjoying dinner at an Italian restaurant in their hometown in Kitsap County. But staffers of the restaurant Sogno di Vino in Poulsbo were so impressed with her children’s table manners during ... read more
  • Has Teaching Good Manners to Our Children Become Old-Fashioned?
    Besides, society is less formal now, so isn't teaching children manners old-fashioned? Like everything else with parenting ... good behavior. When kids see real tablecloths and napkins, a cordial atmosphere and other diners practicing good etiquette ... read more
  • 7 Ways To Boost Employee Morale
    "If an employee works better in groups or with flexible work schedules, encourage this behavior. If they are the loner type, that’s okay, too. Don’t force them to change how they perform; it’s essentially ingrained in them and will likely backfire ... read more
  • Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not?
    (Find out more about the impulsivity research in newsletter 7). So how do you know if your dog’s is exhibiting behavior that may put him at risk. Here’s a video of Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull and see what you think. The answer is ... read more
  • How Leaders Are Using Games to Drive Behavioral Change
    That means sustainable behavior change. And, how do we change behavior? “Tell them to do it, or else!” (Uh oh. Sounds like we just regressed fifty years!) There is a better way: games. Games are fun. Games allow people to achieve a feeling of ... read more
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