Rude, Crude With Attitude

By Robert Half on May 28, 2017 at 4:38pm


The Biggest Workplace Etiquette Offenses

CFOs and workers said the following were the most common breaches of workplace etiquette committed by their staff/coworkers:

(Percentages below represent the number of CFOs or workers who cited each response as the biggest offense.)

Being Distracted During Meetings

CFOs: 27%
Workers: 16%

Gossiping About Others in the Office

CFOs: 18%
Workers: 28%

Not Responding to Calls or Emails in a Timely Way

Workers: 18%
CFOs: 21%

Running Late to or Missing Meetings

Workers: 12%
CFOs: 12%

Not Crediting Others When Appropriate

Workers: 6%
CFOs: 12%

Criticizing Others Publicly

Workers: 5%
CFOs: 11%

11% of CFOs say their staff does not commit etiquette breaches

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,100 CFOs and 300 workers in the United States.

Two percent of CFOs responded “Don’t know.” CFO responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

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