Office Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

We spend a good chunk of our day at work and its the place where we learn and grow in our careers. How we behave in a work environment reflects on our productivity and reputation among our peers. Being kind and respectful of your co-workers is important, but it goes beyond that.

Office etiquette these days is no longer by the book as it once was. Today there are many unwritten rules that we need to follow in the workplace. Here are a few tips that can help you get ahead at work.

Don’t Use Social Media

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Photo Illustration by Chesnot Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Chesnot Getty Images

Over the course of our day, we may be tempted to reach for our phone and check out the latest posts on Instagram and Twitter. Unless it is a professional requirement, as a rule of thumb, it is important to stay away from social media during the workday.

Surfing the net during work could harm your productivity and performance. It could also affect your reputation as your boss will notice your lack of enthusiasm for the task at hand. Make sure to check your social media outside of work hours.