1. Be on time.
Time is precious, and no one wants to feel like you think your time is more important than their time.
2. Avoid gossip.
Colleagues might be less inclined to trust you if they hear you badmouthing other colleagues, wondering if you do the same to them. It is preferable not to gossip at all.
3. Understand your work environment.
It’s important to observe and understand your work environment so you know what’s appropriate and work in accordance with your workplace.
4. Be mindful of how others work.
People have different working styles, so be mindful when working in an open office.
5. Be personal but professional.
It’s also important to be mindful of other peoples’ boundaries. Sharing personal information is a choice, so do not push employees to divulge information.
6. Be polite and professional in all communication forms.
For phone, email, and meeting face-to-face, it’s important to remain professional.
7. Put down the phone during meetings.
When you’re in a meeting or talking to a coworker, put the phone down. Turn your phone off or make it on mute during sessions.