Nowadays business etiquette is considered an essential business skill. Nobody would like to work with people who are rude or can drive away customers or investors because of poor etiquette. Moreover, as the professionals from a French Translation Services company add, apart from behavior, personal appearance can also be considered a part of business etiquette and nonverbal communication because your style of dress and whether it matches the place you work sends information to your managers, colleagues and customers.
The workers from Milwaukee Translations Services advise us that when we are not sure what to put on for work, to keep to the rule that the simpler the better. Moreover, when dressed modestly, the message we are sending is that we want to earn reputation for our skills and expertise, not for the way we look. Translators at a Chinese translation company also advise us to choose well-tailored clothing (not necessarily very expensive but appropriate for business) that fits well. We should also make sure that no buttons are missing and that all zippers and hemlines are in good repair. Of course, no need to say, that grooming is as important as clothing – your attire should be clean and carefully pressed.
Personal hygiene is also very important – shampoo frequently and make sure that you visit your hairstylist regularly, keep your hands neatly manicured, use mouthwash and deodorant, but avoid strong scents – your colleagues may dislike the scent or even be allergic to it.
And last, but not least – try to avoid being negative. Even if you spend as much time with your colleagues as with your family and friends or even more, after all they are not your family and friends. At the workplace you should always have in mind that negative attitude can make your office mates miserable and unproductive. Moreover, everyone has his or her personal problems, but after all your colleagues go to work to earn their living as you yourself do, and no matter how close you feel them, try to avoid negative attitude and demeanor and to contribute as much as possible to a positive, energetic work environment.
By Margarita Mihaylova