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Etiquette is a sum total of your behaviour that demonstrates politeness, consideration, thoughtfulness, good manners and behaviour.
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  1. 1. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division CHAPTER-01 ETIQUETTE We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  2. 2. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division WHAT IS ETIQUETTE Etiquette is defined as politeness, consideration, thoughtfulness, good manners and behavoiur. “It is treating others as you would like to be treated with consideration and thoughtfulness and courtesy. It is being polite and caring.” We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  3. 3. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division What is Etiquette? Etiquette is what we should do in different situations and with different people. It is the rules that one should follow. Etiquette has been around for centuries. The first book ever written on etiquette was in 2400 B.C by Ptah-Hotep We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  4. 4. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Origin of “Etiquette”? “Etiquette” is believed to be derived from the French word “une equitte” (ticket or placard). It came into prominence during the reign of King Louis XIV of France, popularly about behaviour for every action/situation. We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  5. 5. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division There was an exhaustive list of rules of behaviour for every action and situation encountered in the court. These were posted on tickets/placards for all to follow These detailed clothes one should wear for functions Manner in which one should greet one another The way to dance People were given “une equitte” or a ticket to ensure that they behaved correctly when in court. Failure to follow rules could mean banishment from court. We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  6. 6. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division ETIQUETTE In short Etiquette is…. • The manner one handles people around him. • Do unto others as you would like them do to you. • Consideration • Good manners • Thoughtfulness This creates goodwill not only for the individual but also for his company We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  7. 7. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Types of Etiquette There are two types of etiquette • Social Etiquette - is based on chivalry - concept that the aged and women have to be protected • Business Etiquette - is based on hierarchy & power • Today business etiquette is more in practice. • Men and women are treated as peers • Gender is no more of an issue. • In the East social etiquette is still largely practiced We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  8. 8. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Business etiquette Business etiquette is the manner in which one should behave in a business environment. How one should interact with colleagues and customers. Appropriate behavior in every situation is reflected in the manner: • You dress • You greet people • You introduce people • You address people • You behave with people • You talk to people • You look • You entertain and be entertained • You handle other business imperatives We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  9. 9. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division “Acting in a manner appropriate To the situation and recognizing Cultural differences while doing so Is what business etiquette is all about” We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  10. 10. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • Rules of business etiquette are not difficult to learn or practice • Make it a point to practice it often till it comes naturally to you. • As your career progresses, you will be expected to excel in business etiquette. • Business etiquette builds - leadership, - quality, - business and - careers We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  11. 11. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Therefore business etiquette is. • Being considerate to others • Treating the others the way you would like to be treated • Being on time • Not making personal remarks about someone • Using handkerchiefs when coughing • Not using mobile phone to intrude into another’s space • Opening doors for others • Giving compliments • Avoiding vulgarity • Not interrupting while someone is talking • Not talking to the person next to you while a presentation is on We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  12. 12. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Etiquette helps professionals • Differentiates them in a competitive market • Honors commitments to quality and excellence • Enables them to be confident in various situations around variety of people • Modifies distracting behavior • Develops admired conduct We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum