New York, Oct. 1: Is it okay to give gifts to colleagues or talk about you love life at the workplace?
To answer your questions, famous etiquette authority Judith Martin has teamed up with her son, Nicholas Ivor Martin, on a new book, titled ‘Miss Manners Minds Your Business’, which will guide working people towards the right conduct at any workplace, while maintaining professionalism and courtesy, the New York Post reported.
Judith, the self-proclaimed Miss Manners, has claimed that she wrote the book because people often consulted her on how workplace breaches of etiquette should be handled, but the number of queries had escalated drastically over the years.
In their book, the duo has revealed their top tips for office-goers, some of which are outlined below.
First of all, job seekers should not divulge details of their personal lives even if they are questioned about them during job interviews. Martins suggests that such questions should either be deflected or answered without “crossing the professional boundary”.
Next, colleagues should not share gifts at the workplace at all, unless they are your close friends or relatives.
Additionally, Miss Manners strongly suggests that people should avoid mixing their professional and personal life. (ANI)