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Courtesy and Your Career: Could Bad Business Etiquette Affect Your Career Prospects?

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Could bad manners hurt your career? In this slideshow from Accountemps, learn about how courtesy impacts your career prospects. Also, find out which are the biggest business etiquette breaches in an …

Could bad manners hurt your career? In this slideshow from Accountemps, learn about how courtesy impacts your career prospects. Also, find out which are the biggest business etiquette breaches in an open office space. Don’t be one of the workplace etiquette offenders in your office!

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  • 1. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Courtesy CareerAnd Your
  • 2. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Using a speakerphone or talking loudly on the phone The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette 36% Survey respondents said the following were the biggest breaches of workplace etiquette when working in an open office space. Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 3. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Loitering or talking around a colleague’s desk The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette 23% Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 4. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Eating foods that have strong odors The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette 15% Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 5. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Keeping a messy or cluttered workspace The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette 14% Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 6. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Leaving the phone ringer on loud The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette 8% Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 7. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com 21% More courteous Courtesy & Climbing the Corporate Ladder Do people become more or less courteous as they climb the corporate ladder? 9% Don’t know 70% Less courteous Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 8. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com 18-24 yrs 35-44 yrs 45-54 yrs 55-64 yrs 65+ yrs More Courteous 19% 21% 17% 27% 45% Less Courteous 77% 70% 77% 55% 40% More Courteous Less Courteous 18-24 yrs 77% 19% 35-44 yrs 70% 21% 45-54 yrs 77% 17% 55-64 yrs 55% 27% 65+ yrs 40% 45%More Courteous Less Courteous 18-24 yrs 77% 19% 35-44 yrs 70% 21% 45-54 yrs 77% 17% 55-64 yrs 55% 27% 65+ yrs 40% 45% Courtesy & Climbing the Corporate Ladder Older workers are more likely to say people become more courteous as they advance in their careers. Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.
  • 9. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com Greatly, it can accelerate advancement Does Good Courtesy Impact Career Prospects? To what extent does being courteous to coworkers positively impact a person’s career prospects? Somewhat, but skills play a bigger role No impact at all, it’s who or what you know 41%44% 14% Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States. Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.
  • 10. © 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.accountemps.com For more etiquette advice and career and workplace trends, visit our blog: blog.accountemps.com