Swearing is not necessarily bad per se, it’s about context and culture. As one U.K.-based HR manager told me, "It's an interesting one, and every workplace and person will be different."
"Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time." Thomas J. Watson, American Businessman What Makes a Considerate Colleague? Everybody has a different idea of what it means to be considerate. In my mind, consideration for others […]
Do you grab a snack at your desk, or are you a "foodie," savoring every bite? We each have our own unique relationship with food – but one thing we share is that, sometimes, we have to eat at work. And it can be awkward and uncomfortable to have your personal eating habits on public […]
Beverly Langford’s book on modern manners in business, “The Etiquette Edge,” is full of memorable tips and observations. Many are specific to a situation or mode of communication, while others are more generic. One of the most striking appears in the section on business travel: "Treat everyone as though you were going to have to […]