courtesy and your career: could bad business etiquette affect your career prospects?

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Could bad manners hurt your career? In this slideshow from Accountemps, learn about how courtesy impacts your career prospects. Also, find out which are the biggest business etiquette breaches in an open office space. Don’t be one of the workplace etiquette offenders in your office!

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© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Courtesy Career And Your

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Using a speakerphone or talking loudly on the phone

The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette

36%

Survey respondents said the following were the biggest breaches of workplace etiquette when working in an open office space.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Loitering or talking around a colleague’s desk

The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette

23%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Eating foods that have strong odors

The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette

15%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Keeping a messy or cluttered workspace

The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette

14%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Leaving the phone ringer on loud

The Biggest Breaches of Workplace Etiquette

8%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

21% More courteous

Courtesy & Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Do people become more or less courteous as they climb the corporate ladder?

9% Don’t know

70% Less courteous

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

18-24 yrs 35-44 yrs 45-54 yrs 55-64 yrs 65+ yrs

More Courteous 19% 21% 17% 27% 45%

Less Courteous 77% 70% 77% 55% 40%

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Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

MoreCourteous

LessCourteous

18-24 yrs

77%

19%35-44 yrs

70%

21%45-54 yrs

77%

17%55-64 yrs

55%

27%65+ yrs

40%

45%

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Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

MoreCourteous

LessCourteous

18-24 yrs

77%

19%35-44 yrs

70%

21%45-54 yrs

77%

17%55-64 yrs

55%

27%65+ yrs

40%

45%

Courtesy & Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Older workers are more likely to say people become more courteous as they advance in their careers.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

Greatly, it can accelerate advancement

Does Good Courtesy Impact Career Prospects?

To what extent does being courteous to coworkers positively impact a person’s career prospects?

Somewhat, but skills play a bigger role

No impact at all, it’s who or what you know

41% 44%

14%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 450 workers in the United States. Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2014 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. accountemps.com

For more etiquette advice and career and workplace trends, visit our blog:

blog.accountemps.com