Raj: How are you doing Gaurav?
Gaurav: I`m good. What about you?
Raj: Everything is well set in my life. By the way have you started working anywhere?
Gaurav: Yes. I`ll join a new company from next week onwards.
Raj: Great. Congratulations!
Gaurav: Thanks. Raj as i`m about to enter into the corporate world. Can you gimme quick tips in workplace etiquettes i must keep in mind to leave a good impression in my office.
Raj: Remember your good behavior will minimize all your blunders. The way you talk to others goes a long way. It establishes your credibility
Weak handshakes, wardrobe failures, laziness and poor punctuality can break your image in the office. Poor punctuality wastes everyone`s time in the office. Be punctual and complete all your assignment with diligence and vibrancy. Weak handshake shows no conviction and suggests a timid personality of an employee. Shake hands firmly with smile on your face.
Don`t indulge in worst blunders like taboo topics, office gossip, interrupting your peers and superiors or shouting. Politics and religion aren`t good topic of discussion.
You`ll probably face the situation where you`ll be the target of boss or client`s anger. Things can get worse when you`ll interrupt, shout and pass tactless remarks. Face such situation with calmness. Sit, wait, think and act correctly. Yelling across the office is distracting and embarrassing. It puts you in a bad light and shows that you`re impatient.
Be a good listener. Listen to your manager and be helpful towards your coworkers. Cordiality and friendliness
Your attire, dressing sense matters a lot. Dress in formals that are ironed properly. Wear polished shoes and nicely cut and combed hair. Say no to tattoos, earrings, long hair or inappropriate clothing like T-shirts with rude slogans or brash logos, shorts and slippers.