Office Etiquette

Guides to corporate conduct

Young employees wearing Walkmans in the office corridors. Colleagues asking your age, salary or even sexual preference. Drugs at the company picnic. What ever happened to manners in the executive suite? How does a person handle the new situations? Amid the social and economic tumult of the past 20 years, some of the signposts of business civility have been twisted around and others uprooted entirely. It is not surprising that many business people are impolite or confused, or both.

But help is on the way. Authors George Mazzei, 42, and Letitia...

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