September 1st is Bring Your Manners to Work Day so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a few quick tips and reminders regarding using our manners at work.
What are manners? Manners are the proper or polite way to behave in public, at work, and at home with your family.
We’re just going to focus on how we can bring our manners to work…
“Good manners are cost-effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.” – Letitia Baldrige
Say please and thank you – Make it a habit to say please whenever you ask for something. Saying thank you improves your office, your health, and boosts morale.
Greetings – Say a warm & friendly hello & goodbye to your employees ( & fellow co-workers) at the start and end of the day.
Say I’m Sorry – Accept responsibility when you are wrong and when you’ve messed up.
Use your Body language Manners – 75-80% of how we interpret what others are (or aren’t) saying is through their body language. Remember, smile more, make eye contact, be attentive, and demonstrate that you are listening.
Be on Time – “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Make sure that you arrive at work on time ( at the start of the workday and after lunch).
Clean up after yourself ( & others when needed) – Pick up the piece of paper from the floor, dust off the plants, keep your workspace, the lunchroom, and the restroom clean. (Replace the roll of Toilet Paper… even if there are still a few squares left to spare, replace it with a fresh roll. While you’re at it, go ahead and fold the toilet paper into a pretty fan. #kiddingnotkidding #ohanditsovernotunder)
Practice Great Personal Hygiene – Wear clothes that reflect the excellent care you give your patients. This means wearing professional, clean, and wrinkle-free clothes. Also, your hair and body should be clean and odor-free. (Yes, I went there.)
Be Kind & Don’t Gossip – Refuse to listen to gossip and stop speaking & spreading gossip. Be KIND!
I wish you all happy workdays full of good manners 🙂
Yours for Greater Success,
~Betty – Dental Coach