Office Culture

3 Reasons and 5 Ways to Celebrate Customer Service Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Customer Service Etiquette, Lifestyle, Office Culture, Self-Awareness|

Customer Support by Pexels The clear definition of customer service is the help and support provided to customer before, during and after purchase of a product or service. Providing good customer service is required to acquire and maintain customers for growth and competitiveness in the market. Providing customers with support is more [...]

France: Relating to the Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, France, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Aurel, France by Eric Bauer on flickr France Cultural Dimensions: Reflection of Reality in France With Paris as its heart, France emanates high fashion, inspiring architecture, breathtaking art, fine cuisine and superb wine. In fact, the word “culture” is a French word, derived from the Latin word colere, meaning “to tend to the [...]

International Friendship Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00August 7th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, TX Business Etiquette, United States, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

Tips to Overcome Challenges in a Friendship For those of you that didn't know this past Sunday was International Friendship Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. August is known to be a month filled with good fortune, happiness and harmony. One would say this holiday is sacred. [...]

National Humor Month: Four Tips for Culturally-Sensitive Humor

By |2018-10-11T14:54:26+00:00April 6th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

From harmless puns and silly memes, to stereotypical jokes and shady sarcasm, humor is a diverse concept with a slightly different meaning for everyone. Whether you consider yourself a born jokester, or prefer to keep a serious profile, it’s vital to understand humor’s place in a professional environment, especially if the workplace is multicultural. As [...]

Five Summer Style Rules for Workplace Success, Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:54:28+00:00March 20th, 2018|Lifestyle, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Wardrobe|

As any professional can attest, dressing for business in the spring and summer months can be challenging in the heat and high humidity. While striving to build or maintain that hard earned business reputation, avoid the temptation to slack on office style in the name of cool and casual attire. Remember, your office wardrobe reflects [...]

IQ versus EQ: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 11th, 2018|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Emotional Intelligence can make or break client relationships, our work environment, and our ability to successfully communicate with our colleagues. Sharing 5 ways to grow your interpersonal skills.

Refresh Your Desk: 10 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Gracious Living, Interview Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Stay focused and organized with everything you need at your fingertips. Save yourself the headache of a disorganized workspace and refresh your desk with these practical 10 tips.

Build Benchmarks in 2018

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette|

While creating benchmarks improves performance, it’s always good to check how development is changing the outcome. If you observe that you’re not getting the outcome you want, determine the cause and change approach. Change can happen slowly or quickly, but persistence is key.

Stress-Free 2018: 5 Tips for Eliminating Office Stress

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00December 21st, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

If your job generates stress that impacts your workplace satisfaction and personal health, you’re not alone. Consider these 5 tips for a healthier office environment and take the first steps towards a stress-free workplace.

How to Make Your Desk Space Less Distracting

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 20th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Workplace Etiquette|

There are many distractions in the office, some more difficult to ignore than others. Limiting yourself to the fun and stress-free activities and interactions will help you stay focused for the new year.

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