NATIONAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE WEEK-JUNE 4-10, 2023
Apart from operating for profits, companies also work to build a positive reputation in their field. They can achieve this by hiring employees who bring their A-game to the workplace, such as those who dress to impress or who are well-informed about social etiquette applicable to their day-to-day interactions. From June 4 to 10, celebrate National Business Etiquette Week and learn about business etiquette that will help you reach new heights in the professional world.
BACKGROUND OF THE NATIONAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE WEEK
National Business Etiquette Week was founded by the Protocol School of Washington in 2007 to ensure people utilize their education, knowledge, and communication skills to excel in an office space. Founded in 1988, the school has trained over 5,000 graduates in over 80 countries. The main objective of this institute was to spread information regarding business etiquette and how life-changing opportunities can be obtained through social networking and manners. This gave birth to National Business Etiquette Week.
Just working hard and being good at your job may not be enough to get you noticed at your place of work. No matter how intelligent you may be, you must follow some business etiquette to be seen by those responsible for your next promotion. In a professional environment, interpersonal and intercultural communications are inevitable. Therefore, it’s prudent to adopt business etiquette, which includes being polite and saying ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ together with mastering the perfect professional handshake.
FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
You’ll appear intelligent and confident with a firm handshake.
It is considered bad etiquette by bosses when you reply to emails late.
People from Asian nations consider business cards as very important
Playing with your phone or texting at the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table is unacceptable.
Your reputation depends on the way you dress.