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Bring Your Manners To Work Day

Make Bring Your Manners To Work Day extra special - be courteous and kind to your colleagues, show them respect and gratitude!
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Say goodbye to workplace awkwardness and hello to Bring Your Manners To Work Day on the first Friday in September! This day was created to encourage people to be polite, professional, and courteous in their place of work. It's a great reminder that common courtesy can go a long way when it comes to having successful and productive work days. Whether you're shaking hands with a client or offering coffee to your colleagues, demonstrating good manners is an important part of making any workplace environment positive and welcoming. So let's all take this opportunity to practice our best etiquette!

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>George Washington's Rules of Civility</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Washington wrote a code of conduct for young gentlemen, titled "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation," which included proper manners and etiquette guidelines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emily Post's Etiquette Guide</div><div class='timeline-text'>Noted author Emily Post published a popular guide titled, "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home," creating a standard for polite society behavior.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Workplace Etiquette Becomes Essential</div><div class='timeline-text'>As workplaces grew more complex during the business boom of the 1970s, the need for good manners and professionalism in interactions and communications became more vital.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Business Etiquette Courses Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Professional training and development courses dealing with business etiquette started to appear, offering guidance on appropriate behavior in the workplace.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Workplace Incivility Research</div><div class='timeline-text'>Studies started to show how incivility impacts productivity, employee morale, and overall job satisfaction, underlining the importance of professionalism and manners at work.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of 'Bring Your Manners To Work Day'</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Protocol School of Washington initiated the celebration of 'Bring Your Manners To Work Day' on the first Friday of September each year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Bring Your Manners To Work Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Greet your colleagues</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Say good morning and goodbye to your fellow colleagues with a smile. A simple greeting can make someone’s day brighter.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold the door open</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you see someone coming, hold open the door for them in a courteous manner. It only takes a few extra seconds, but it can really make a difference.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Be an active listener when your coworkers are speaking. Pay attention and show interest in what they have to say.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Offer help</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you see a coworker struggling with a task, offer to help out and lend a hand. Working together is much more effective than working alone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Say thank you</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Thank your colleagues for their work and efforts, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. A genuine thank you goes a long way.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Bring Your Manners To Work Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes respect</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By practicing good manners in the workplace, we show respect and consideration for those around us. When we are mindful of our words and actions, it helps foster a positive work environment that encourages collaboration and teamwork. Plus, it makes everyone feel valued and respected!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes professionalism</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By expressing ourselves with proper manners, we demonstrate to colleagues and employers that we take our job seriously. Our behavior reflects on the entire team so it's important to make sure we are professional and courteous at all times. It also shows that we can be trusted to handle difficult situations with poise and grace.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It strengthens relationships</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Good manners help build strong relationships between colleagues, bosses, and clients. By using polite language, acknowledging others, and demonstrating kindness and compassion, we can create a more harmonious atmosphere at work that makes everyone feel comfortable and accepted.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for Workplace Manners Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Elevator Manners Count Too</h3><p class='facts-content'>In some cultures, there are explicit manners followed while using elevators at the workplace. For instance, in Japan, it is considered courteous for the person nearest to the elevator control panel to hold the door until everyone has exited.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Workplace Aesthetics Impact Worker Morale</h3><p class='facts-content'>Keeping your workspace neat and tidy demonstrates respect for shared areas and can actually improve workers' morale and productivity. Poor workspace etiquette can lead to a distracting and unpleasant environment.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Email Etiquette Matters</h3><p class='facts-content'>Effective email etiquette like maintaining a professional tone, not using all caps, being concise, proofreading for errors, and using clear subject lines can make communication smoother and more successful.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Office Kitchen Manners Are Essential</h3><p class='facts-content'>Using shared kitchen facilities at work comes with its own set of manners, such as washing your own dishes right away, not hogging fridge space, and cleaning up after yourself if you make a mess.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Put Your Phone on Silent</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ringing phones can be very disruptive in a work setting. Be considerate of others by keeping your phone on silent or vibrate mode, especially during meetings.</p></div></div>

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