Top 5 Workplace Etiquette Breaches in an Open Office

When finance and accounting employees were asked to name the biggest breach of workplace etiquette, what did they say? Well, if you work in an open office space and want to stay on good terms with your finance and accounting colleagues, consider keeping your phone calls private.

In an Accountemps survey, using a speakerphone or talking loudly on the phone topped the list (36 percent) of workplace etiquette offenses; loitering or talking around a colleague’s desk ranked second (23 percent).

Do you commit any of these work etiquette offenses? Better shape up, or your career could suffer. More than eight in 10 survey respondents said being courteous to coworkers has an impact on a person’s career prospects. However, 70 percent of workers believe people become less courteous as they climb the corporate ladder. Do you agree or disagree?

Check out the full survey findings below.


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