Emily Post's etiquette standards are outdated. Social and workplace interactions evolve over time. What worked for your parents isn't likely to work exactly the same for you. When it comes to Executive Etiquette, keeping current matters a lot! After all, executives are setting the standards and representing the organization in everything they do.
Consider the differences in working from home vs. being in the office. That shift demands new standards of etiquette and “new norm” considerations. Perhaps you’ve inadvertently committed etiquette violations like these:
- Sending calendar invitations without checking availability first (and expecting people to constantly make adjustments to your last-minute meetings)
- Not creating clear action items at the end of every meeting
- Failing to balance screen fatigue with the temptation to cram in more meeting time
- Oopsies in the background of virtual meetings
- Too relaxed on the dress code for virtual meetings
Tune in for insights from the frontlines, input from individual contributors who’ve observed executives behaving badly. We’ll tackle common questions so you can be more mindful of the etiquette standards you’d like to set and see in your workplace.
Part 1 in the video series "Why Wait to Be Great?"