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Good office etiquette guide

Why is office etiquette important? Because bad manners at work can be bad for business by negatively affecting employee morale and productivity.

This guide shows a good way of working, every employee (not just management) should act as a role model by showing respect for their colleagues and demonstrating the following professional standards:


Good office etiquette

Safety First!

  1. Close cupboard doors when not in use.
  2. Push chairs under desks when not in use to avoid trip hazards.
  3. Ensure there are no trailing items next to desks or on the back of chairs which could cause a trip hazard.


  1. Keep the noise down!
    1. Be aware of how loud you may speak on the telephone, or to others. Tone the volume down if necessary.
    2. Don’t hold meetings at your desk and distract those sitting close nearby. For meetings with three or more people, use a meeting room.
    3. Refrain from using colourful language.
    4. Please keep all personal mobile phones on silent mode during office hours. It is acceptable to answ

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2 April 2021


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