Working Conversations Episode 134:

What Happened to Office Etiquette?

Imagine these office scenarios…

Coming in late, leaving early, long personal phone calls during the workday, going to a spa or haircut appointment in the middle of the workday – without taking vacation time – and not knowing how to make polite conversation in the office or write a professional email…

Office etiquette, once a cornerstone of professionalism, now seems to be slipping through our fingers.

It's no secret that in recent times, the workplace has witnessed an alarming surge in breaches of etiquette.

But what's causing this unraveling of decorum?

Has the era of working from home left us so out of touch with office norms that we've forgotten how to behave professionally?

Or could it be that the new wave of professionals who entered the workforce during the pandemic missed out on the subtle lessons of office etiquette that previous generations absorbed naturally?

In this episode, I delve into the heart of the matter, exploring the most glaring breaches of office etiquette that have become all too common. We'll dissect what's driving these lapses and, more importantly, what you can do to steer the ship back on course.

Whether you're a seasoned professional yearning for the return of bygone office decorum or a recent entrant into the workforce trying to navigate the complexities of workplace behavior, this episode has something for everyone.

Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch it and replay it on my YouTube channel, JanelAndersonPhD.

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