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It’s National Business Etiquette Week! June 3rd – 8th



Guess what week it is!!! It’s National Business Etiquette Week! June 3rd – 8th.

It’s a week to assess and amp up business etiquette skills, acumen and strategies for every business setting. Effective office etiquette can help transform a company culture and can even result in the difference between business success and business failure.

Career success depends on growing past the awkwardness into the mature poise that others can rely on.

Using the Protocol International strategies assists you in setting a professional tone with co-workers, clients and customers. you’ll look forward to professional interactions as opportunities to shine while advancing the companies brand and your own.

In recognition of National Business Etiquette Week founded in 1997, we have compiled a list of 7 amazing office etiquette tips to transform your company culture and to celebrate the value of protocol. We will send one for each day that we hope you will share. Let this weeks newsletter serve as a reminder of the importance of successful business interactions that seem to be fading away in a digital world.

We invite you to engage with us on social media with your examples of good business etiquette and also your pet peeves around business etiquette.

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What Happens When Your Co-Worker Becomes The New Boss?


Getting a promotion to a position of leadership is a great achievement, but as you transition from being a member of a group of coworkers to becoming the boss of that same group, things can get tricky, to say the least. This is particularly true if you have personal friendships with your new group of subordinates. You don’t want to suddenly turn your back on your buddies, but it’s important to explain to them that you are now in a different role and it’s not personal. The true professionals among them will understand. Don’t let those who resent you in your new role hurt your feelings or dissuade you assuming your new role.

When one of your coworkers becomes the boss, respect his or her new position. It’s fine to continue to be friendly with them, but don’t expect them to “pal around” with you as they once did. Continuing such fraternizing could easily put both of you in an awkward position. Let them know that you understand their new role, and you’ll do everything you can to make the transition as painless and as possible.

Be Aware of Company Policies The company may have some policies regarding the relationships between supervisors and their subordinates. Learn what those policies are and follow them to a T.
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