Chapter Six:
Avoid Work Place Land Mines and
Perfect Your Personal Image
Never go to bed at night wondering
if you were a ...
Chapter Goals
Learning
• Recognize and avoid "water
cooler" gossip groups.
• Be careful when dealing
with office politics ...
From Day One
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Learning to Work With Your Boss
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
5
Office Politics
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Skills to Avoid Negative Office Politics
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
7
Managing Workplace Romances
• Never have a relationship
with boss/subordinate.
• Never get involved with a
married person....
The Company Party
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Working the Room
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Signs of Possible Substance Abuse
• Giving up hobbies and sports
that they use to enjoy.
• Showing a decline in grades or
...
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Creating the Perception
of Your Judgment
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Dress for Success
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
14
Business Casual
Men
• Slacks
• Collar shirt or knit-shirt
with blazer
• All clothing should be clean
and presentable
• Wel...
Dining Rules of Etiquette
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Chapter Reflections
Chapter 6, Cornerstones for
Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education
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Vermette UF 300 Chapter 6 Socialize

  1. 1. Chapter Six: Avoid Work Place Land Mines and Perfect Your Personal Image Never go to bed at night wondering if you were a conversational gun in the slandering of a person's character or the endangerment of his/her future. Letitia Baldridge Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 1
  2. 2. Chapter Goals Learning • Recognize and avoid "water cooler" gossip groups. • Be careful when dealing with office politics and workplace romances. • Select a classic business wardrobe including business casual. Ability • Work a room or a cocktail party like a pro. • Dine with dignity in any setting. Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 2
  3. 3. From Day One Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 3
  4. 4. Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 4
  5. 5. Learning to Work With Your Boss Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 5
  6. 6. Office Politics Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 6
  7. 7. Skills to Avoid Negative Office Politics Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 7
  8. 8. Managing Workplace Romances • Never have a relationship with boss/subordinate. • Never get involved with a married person. • Find areas outside of work where you share similar interests with people. • Switch departments so you are not in same work place environment. • Move slowly. • Be aware that you are now linked to another and will be linked in other’s perceptions. • Know your office policies on work place romances. • Make rules. • Do not let work quality slip. • Be ready to handle a break up with maturity. Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 8
  9. 9. The Company Party Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 9
  10. 10. Working the Room Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 10
  11. 11. Signs of Possible Substance Abuse • Giving up hobbies and sports that they use to enjoy. • Showing a decline in grades or work performance . • Becoming aggressive or hostile. • Appearing rundown, hopeless, depressed or suicidal. • Using room deodorizers and incense to hide odors. • Using drug paraphernalia such as baggies, pipes, rolling paper. • Getting drunk or high on a regular basis. • Lying about how much he or she is consuming. • Avoiding friends and family to get drunk. • Hiding alcohol, drinking alone. • Getting in trouble with the law. • Drinking and driving. • Getting suspended from school or work because of substance abuse-related incidents . Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 11
  12. 12. Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 12
  13. 13. Creating the Perception of Your Judgment Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 13
  14. 14. Dress for Success Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 14
  15. 15. Business Casual Men • Slacks • Collar shirt or knit-shirt with blazer • All clothing should be clean and presentable • Well groomed facial hair Women • Simple slacks • No cleavage • Conservative make up • Avoid fashion nails Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 15
  16. 16. Dining Rules of Etiquette Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 16
  17. 17. Chapter Reflections Chapter 6, Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2/e, Pearson Education 17

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