Bring Your Manners To Work Day is an interesting holiday celebrated every year on the first Friday of September. The holiday has a rather deep meaning and mission. Each of us spends about 8 hours a day at work, during which the team becomes a second family. That is why it is so important to maintain good manners, such as keeping the workplace clean, or not talking loudly on the phone.
It is believed that good manners have magical powers, as they can open any doors that are inaccessible, even to a decent education. Maintaining good manners at work significantly improves relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Psychologists note good manners protect against professional burnout.
Today, the concept of good manners is not limited to gestures. Office etiquette involves the ability to maintain a conversation, introduce yourself, organize a work process, and keep order in the workplace. So that people would not forget about office etiquette, Bring Your Manners To Work Day was established in 2013. This was facilitated by the Washington School of Protocol.
- Almost 65% of company executives noted that the rules of work etiquette are changing due to the active use of numerous gadgets. Their use leads to a regular violation of office etiquette.
- The most common violation of the rules of behavior in the office is communication that is too loud. According to statistics, in the office, people speak on the phone three times louder than when alone.
- Another bad habit that should be abandoned as soon as possible is being late. Respect the time of your business partners and colleagues – be on time.
- Keep your workplace clean.
How to take part
Analyze your etiquette. Be objective, identify the mistakes you make, and think about how you can correct them. Good manners should not be a daily obligation, they should become the norm. Tell about the holiday on social networks, attract as many people as possible to good manners.
When is Bring Your Manners To Work Day celebrated in 2023?
Bring Your Manners To Work Day is observed on the first Friday of September each year.