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Corporate behaviour and etiquette

  1. Attitude, Etiquette and Corporate Behaviour Do’s and Don’ts Dr Karunakaran
  2. "Empty Your Cup" is a fundamental life concept and a central one to martial arts. In learning and education also
  3. • In the movie ‘The Forbidden Kingdom,’ one lesson that Jackie Chan was teaching his student : • The Kung Fu student constantly spoke about all the various styles of martial arts – Karate, Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Crane, Snake, etc. – and Jackie Chan asked him to hold out his cup. • The student did so and Jackie Chan started pouring water into it. When it started overflowing, the student said that his cup was full and Jackie could stop.
  4. • Jackie Chan kept pouring and the student said it was overflowing. • That was when Jackie Chan responded by asking: • “How can I fill your cup if it is already filled?”
  5. • The cup represented the student’s brain – a vessel for knowledge – and it was Jackie Chan’s job as the teacher to fill it. But the student already believed he knew everything and his vessel was full. • Anything he would now be taught would merely overflow and he would not learn anything new. ( – Attitude) • You believe that your cup is already full and so your mind is not open to learning new things. Empty your cup first ( + Attitude)
  6. Attitude • A settled way of thinking or feeling about something. • "he was questioned on his attitude to the job" • synonyms: point of view, viewpoint, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at things, outlook, perspective, inclination • Snobbish, ‘high & mighty’ attitude : WRONG
  7. Internship • Extension of academic curriculum • Practical and experiential learning • Paid or unpaid • Learning experience more important than money • Chance to get placed in the company • Go with an empty cup ( + Attitude)
  8. • Positive attitude in life – for success • A positive attitude in the workplace helps employees to accomplish tasks faster and in a better manner. • A positive attitude has significant benefits for an individual in many aspects. • A positive attitude helps you to learn
  9. • Major Job Attitudes • Job Satisfaction. • Job Involvement. • Psychological Empowerment. • Organizational Commitment. • Perceived Organizational Support (POS) • Employee Engagement.( emotional commitment) • Learning professional skills – start from the bottom and proceed up
  10. Etiquette - Meaning, its Need and Types of Etiquettes • What is Etiquette ? • Etiquette is defined as good behaviour which distinguishes human beings from animals. • Human Being is a social animal and it is really important for him to behave in an appropriate way. • Etiquette refers to behaving in a socially responsible way. • Etiquette refers to guidelines which control the way a responsible individual should behave in the society.
  11. Need for Etiquette • Etiquette makes you a cultured individual who leaves his mark wherever he goes. • Etiquette teaches you the way to talk, walk and most importantly behave in the society. • Etiquette is essential for a good first impression. The way you interact with your superiors, parents, fellow workers, friends speak a lot about your personality and up- bringing. • Etiquette enables the individuals to earn respect and appreciation in the society. No one would feel like talking to a person who does not know how to speak or behave in the society. Etiquette inculcates a feeling of trust and loyalty in the individuals. One becomes more responsible and mature. Etiquette helps individuals to value relationships.
  12. Types of Etiquette • Social Etiquette- Social etiquette is important for an individual as it teaches him how to behave in the society. • Corporate Etiquette- Corporate Etiquette refers to how an individual should behave while he is at work. Each one needs to maintain the decorum of the organization. • Business Etiquette- Business Etiquette includes ways to conduct a certain business. Don’t ever cheat customers. It is simply unethical. • To conclude, etiquette transforms a man into a gentleman/ a woman into a lady.
  13. Corporate Etiquette - Do’s and Dont’s • An individual must know how to behave at the workplace. There is a huge difference between college and professional life. One needs to be disciplined at the workplace. • Corporate Etiquette refers to set of rules an individual must follow while he is at work. One must respect his organization and maintain the decorum of the place. • Corporate Etiquette refers to behaving sensibly and appropriately at the workplace to create a good impression. No one would take you seriously if you do not behave well at the workplace. Remember we can’t behave the same way at work place as we behave at our home and colleges. One needs to be professional and organized. • It is important to behave well at the workplace to earn respect and appreciation.
  14. Let us go through some Do’s and Don’ts at workplace: • Never adopt a casual attitude at work. You are there to work and not for loitering around. • Don’t peep into other’s cubicles and workstations. Knock before entering anyone’s cabin. Respect each other’s privacy. • Put your hand phone in the silent or vibrating mode at the workplace. Loud ring tones are totally unprofessional and also disturb other people. • Don’t open anyone else’s notepads registers or files without his permission. • It is bad manners to sneeze or cough in public without covering your mouth. Use a handkerchief or tissue for the same.
  15. • Popping chewing gums in front of co workers is simply not expected out of a professional. • Stay away from nasty politics at the workplace. Avoid playing blame games. • Keep your workstation clean and tidy. Throw unwanted paper in dustbin and keep files in their respective drawers. Put a label on top of each file to avoid unnecessary searching. • Never criticize or make fun of any of your colleagues. • Take care of your pitch and tone at the workplace. Never shout on anyone or use foul words. It is unprofessional to lash out at others under pressure. Stay calm and think rationally.
  16. • Never attend meetings without a notepad and pen. It is little tough to remember each and everything discussed in the meeting. Jot down the important points for future reference. Wait for your turn to speak. • Reach office on time. One must adhere to the guidelines and policies of the organization. Discipline must be maintained at the workplace. • No organization likes to have a shabbily dressed employee. Shave daily and do not use strong perfumes. • Never wear revealing clothes to work. Body piercing and tattoo are a strict no no at the workplace. Ladies should avoid wearing heavy jewellery to work.
  17. • Don’t pass lewd comments to any of your fellow workers. • Respect your fellow workers and help them whenever required. • It is unethical to share confidential data with external parties and any other individual who is not related to the organization. Data in any form must not be passed to anyone outside the organization. • Office Stationery is meant to be used only at work. Taking any office property back home is equivalent to stealing.
  18. • Make sure you turn off the monitor while you go out for lunch or tea breaks. Switch off the fans, lights, printer, fax machine, scanner before you leave for the day. • Don’t bring your personal work to office. Avoid taking kids to office unless and until there is an emergency. Dont stick to your mobile. • Park you car at the space allocated to you. Don’t park your vehicle at the entrance as it might obstruct someone’s way. • Never ever drink while you are at work. Smoke only at the smoking zones. • Do not leave the restroom with taps on. • Female Employees should stick to minimal make up.
  19. Interacting with Co-Workers • An individual all alone finds it difficult to survive at the workplace. • One needs to be a good team player to make his mark at the workplace. • He needs to interact with his fellow workers and share ideas to reach to better solutions. • It is essential to maintain healthy relationships with fellow workers as an individual spends his maximum time at the workplace.
  20. • Respect your fellow workers. Misbehaving with colleagues spoils the ambience and leads to negativity all around. Treat all co workers as one irrespective of their race, caste, nationality, designation etc. • Spreading baseless rumours about fellow workers is something which is not at all expected out of a professional.
  21. • Be cordial to all. Greet everyone with a smile. It is bad manners to make faces at others. Learn to be a little more adjusting. Things don’t always go your way. Do not take things to heart. • Help your colleagues in whatever way you can. Never give them any wrong suggestions. You will like your job more if you have a friend at the workplace. • Be polite to your fellow workers. If someone shouts on you, never shout back on him. Don’t do what others do. You will not become small if you say “sorry”.
  22. • Never overreact. It pays to be calm and composed at the workplace. • Avoid taking sides at the workplace. Don’t ask for personal favours from any of your fellow workers. • Avoid being rude to anyone. You never know when you might need any of your fellow workers. Never lash out at others under pressure.
  23. • Never interfere in your colleague’s work. It is bad manners to open anyone else’s envelopes or check fellow worker’s emails. Respect your colleague’s privacy. Do not peep into anyone else’s cubicles. Knock before entering your boss’s cabin. • Never make fun of any one at the workplace. • It is bad manners to overhear anyone else’s conversation. • Avoid criticizing others. One needs to be flexible at the workplace. Being rigid spoils relationships. • Boss is always Right
  24. Your attitude decides your altitude
  25. Change your attitude into the POSITIVE 1. I should do it 2. I can do it 3. I will do it