New survey lists worst workplace etiquette breaches, says courtesy is important
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:09:18 GMT —
There are many different work environments in Central New York, and each has its own challenges, especially when it comes to the annoying things people do during the workday.
A new survey by Accountemps asked what the most egregious breaches in workplace etiquette were in an open office space.
Number one was using a speakerphone or talking loudly on the phone, which drove 36% of the workers polled up the wall.
Second was loitering or talking around a colleagueâ??s desk. This was maddening to 23% of those polled.
Thirdly, 15% found that eating foods with strong odors was a big no-no.
Fourth, keeping a messy or cluttered workspace bothered 14%.
Finally, leaving a phone ringer on loud bothered 8% of those polled.
Additionally, the survey asked if people became more or less courteous as they climbed the corporate ladder. 70% said those promoted became less courteous.
Finally, 44% of people said that courtesy in the workplace greatly accelerates career advancement.
What bad workplace habits exist where you work? Do you think courtesy has anything to do with career advancement?