From work and family obligations to the omnipresence of technology, we live in a time where everyone is extremely busy and wrapped up their own lives. As a result, the basic rules of etiquette sometimes fly right out of the window! But as businesses struggle for differentiation, etiquette is really more important than ever. This topic was suggested by a regular CarolRoth.com contributor, Kathie B. Martin, APR of The Etiquette School of Burmingham, so thanks Kathie!
So as usual, I reached out to my network of trusted experts and entrepreneurs to find out what is the biggest business etiquette do or don’t that they have ever personally experienced (or committed!). Their answers are presented below in no particular order.
You may notice some similar concepts, but I kept their insights separate, as something in the way one is framed may resonate differently with you.
Do you have another business etiquette do or don’t that wasn’t included? If so, please share it below. As always, many thanks to everyone who contributed to this article!