Category Archives: Workplace Civility

8 Common Workplace Routines That Will Be Reexamined, Post Covid

Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?

As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
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13 Ways to Make a Successful Work Comeback

Have you been working from home, only popping into the office on occasion to attend a meeting or a coworker’s last-day happy hour? Even though the company expects to see you online during office hours, working from home definitely has its perks. No one interrupts you to ask a quick question. You don’t need to worry...
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6 Bad Business Behaviors I Won’t Put Up With

What’s your reason for doing business with someone? Is it the timely service? Geographically convenient? Or is price at the top of your list? Well, you won’t find it at the top of mine. While budget may dictate whether I can go ahead, the decision to engage in a business relationship has already been...
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6 Ways to Be Less Rude at Work

After you’ve rolled your eyes and let out a sigh of frustration the next time a colleague does or says something rude, consider this; could it be their apathetic and arrogant attitude? Is it a generational divide?  Could it be their lack of workplace experience? Or maybe cultural differences? While these are not excuses for...
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How to Address Workplace Etiquette Blunders

No matter how diligent and professional we might be, there will be a moment when we say or do the wrong thing, with the wrong person. We may not even be aware of the infraction until we get the cold shoulder from the offended person. Whether or not the slight or workplace etiquette faux pas...
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10 Ways to Avoid Age Bias at Work

10 Ways to Avoid Age Bias at Work

Let�s be real. In the eyes of someone fresh out of college, just starting their career, a 42-year-old coworker is old. Now imagine working with someone who is tiptoeing out of middle age into their golden years.

Costly Botox injections, plastic surgery, regular facials, special diets...

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9 Reasons Your Employees Lack Leadership Skills

There are books, courses, certifications and coaches who “teach,” encourage and even insist that everyone can be a leader. Has anyone considered that maybe not everyone wants to be one? I respectfully disagree with the notion that everyone can, or must, seek leadership roles. However, at the risk of contradicting myself, I also believe that there...
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Ghosting at Work May Come Back to Haunt You

So one day you wake up and realize that you are over it. You no longer want to be friends with someone. Or you’re just not into your girlfriend/boyfriend anymore. Or you no longer want to carpool with so-and-so. So how do you handle it? Ghost them of course. Good choice...
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Social Media Productivity Loss in the Workplace

Many employers believe that browsing on social media during work hours is distracting. It requires time to refocus and make up for loss of productivity and mood shifts. A reasonable argument would be, so is the dog in the cubicle next to me. So is the coworker “om’ing” in the open-concept creative space. So is the...
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